How To Keep Safety Goggles From Fogging Up

There is a tendency for eyewear to fog up. The fogging of your eyewear can occur during exercise, when you move outside into the heat after sitting in an air-conditioned car or building, or when you move from the warmth of a car or building to the cold of winter.

It can be extremely frustrating and potentially dangerous to wear safety goggles while on the job and have them fog up. People in the United States suffer about 2,000 eye injuries each day from work-related accidents. Even though various causes contribute to eye injuries, a common factor is foggy goggles. Reduced visibility resulting from clouded lenses and the removal of your goggles to defog them pose an immediate safety hazard, especially among those working around powerful machinery.

You may be slowing down because your safety goggles are fogged up. Fortunately, there are various ways to keep safety goggles from fogging up.

Tips to Keep Safety Goggles from Fogging Up

Here are a few tips on how to keep safety goggles from fogging up:

Apply Anti-Fog Coating

Anti-fog sprays, wipes, and gels can help you eliminate the fogging problem. Apply the coating to both sides of lenses to reduce fog by forming a barrier that keeps moisture from condensing. Be sure to know how to use anti-fog solutions to be certain the product is working as it should.

Try A Different Goggles Design

The main cause of fogging is too tight safety goggles, which prevent adequate airflow. Make sure that your goggles allow for more airflow around lenses. When it comes to fogging in your safety goggles, a proper fit can go a long way.

Consider Some Home Remedies

To protect lenses from scratches, some people apply shaving cream. Some people use bar soap while others spit. Many people think these natural remedies are better than store-bought remedies because they are applied, let dry, then wiped off.

Invest In Anti-Fog Safety Goggles

Anti-fog safety goggles are probably your best option if you regularly face fogging safety goggles due to your work environment. Fog-resisting safety goggles are readily available and cost-effective. Your best bet for keeping your safety goggles crystal clear is to use these. 

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