Throughout the US, many states are mandating that citizens wear face masks in public places to slow the Coronavirus spread.
In South Carolina, the Governor has left the choice of whether to enforce a mask mandate up to the local mayors, so it can be hard to know what you must do when out in public.
You can learn more about the rules in each area here, but as a general rule, it’s best to wear face-covering when you’re in public.
Not only will you avoid a fine, but you’ll also show your support for your fellow citizens and reduce the chances of spreading this potentially fatal virus.
If you wear eyeglasses, you might find it hard to wear a face mask with them, but thankfully, Jackson Davenport is here to help.
Our experts have long experience supporting glasses wearers, and they understand how to keep yourself comfortable when wearing a mask with your glasses.
Check out our handy guide to wearing a face mask with glasses so that you can be comfortable and stay safe when you’re out and about.
Choose A Mask With A Nose Bridge
One of the most significant issues with wearing a face mask and glasses is that they can fog up because your breath rises above the mask, making it hard for you to see.
Avoid your mask fogging up by choosing a mask with a nose bridge. If you’re buying a face mask online, then check the product description and make sure that it has a nose bridge that will stop the moisture from your breath from fogging up your glasses.
If you’re making a face mask at home, then use a pipe cleaner or a small piece of wire across the top of the mask to make it safer and reduce the chances of your glasses fogging up when you’re wearing it.
Wear Your Glasses Over Your Mask
If your face-covering rises high up on your nose, then consider wearing your glasses over the top of it to keep both your eyewear and your face mask secure.
Wearing your glasses over your face mask will reduce the need to adjust your mask and stop it from slipping, which is essential, as you shouldn’t touch your face mask in public.
Never tuck the ends of your lenses into the top of your mask; this will negate the mask and allow germs to escape. Instead, consider finding a new pair of glasses with smaller lenses.
Make Sure Your Glasses Fit Properly
As mentioned above, you should avoid touching your face in public if possible, and that means not touching your glasses and adjusting them.
If your glasses are loose and poorly-fitted, then they might slip off your face, meaning that you have to keep adjusting them.
Visit the Jackson Davenport Vision Center to get your glasses adjusted by an expert, or browse our selection of quality eyewear and find a new pair of glasses to suit your style.
While you’re at the vision center, you should consider getting an eye exam so that your new glasses are the right prescription.
Don’t Tuck Your Glasses Into The Straps
It’s always tempting to lace the straps of your face mask around your glasses, but if you do this, then you might forget and try to remove your mask or glasses and damage one or both items.
Instead, if your glasses are slipping and you’re concerned that they might fall off your face, then visit us, and we’ll help you to find a pair of glasses that fit your face snugly and won’t slip.
Apply The Same Rules To Your Sunglasses
It’s easy to forget about the above tips as soon as the sun comes out, and you get to go outside and bask in it, but you still need to take care of your eyes and wear your face mask.
Choose a pair of quality prescription sunglasses and make sure that they fit perfectly so that you don’t have to keep adjusting them and can get on and enjoy the sunshine.
Consider Contact Lenses
If you’re struggling with your glasses, then consider wearing contact lenses. That might seem like a drastic step, but contact lenses can save you time and effort in the long run, as you won’t have to keep getting your glasses adjusted.
Check out our range of prescription contact lenses or speak to a team member to find out more about how contact lenses could change your life.
If you want more expert advice on wearing your glasses with a mask, need an eye test, or want to find a new pair of glasses, then visit us at our Jackson Davenport Vision Center in Summerville. Our store gets busy quickly, so contact us to make an appointment before you arrive.