The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new inconvenience for those who wear corrective eyewear: trying to keep glasses from fogging up while wearing a face mask. As warm breath escapes the top of the mask and reaches the cool surface of the lenses, they can easily become foggy. This reduces visibility and may increase the tendency of the glasses to slip down the nose.
If you find yourself feeling stuck in foggy glasses, there are several solutions. You could invest in better-fitting masks or try out some of the “defogging” solutions you see online (e.g., washing glasses with soapy water, hiking your mask up under your glasses). You may consider switching to contact lenses — although the American Academy of Ophthalmology warns against touching your eyes during the pandemic, as it risks transmitting germs from your fingers to your eyes.
A Permanent Solution To Foggy Glasses
At Vista Eye Specialists, we encourage you to permanently eliminate foggy glasses and refractive errors with LASIK. If you have worn glasses or contacts for a long time, you are already aware of the inconvenience and hassle of visual aids; the pandemic has almost certainly added to your frustration.
Here’s why our patients love LASIK:
- Short procedure with minimal downtime
- Rapid visual recovery
- Results may be better than what can be corrected with glasses or contacts
- Modern laser technology allows us to treat patients who previously would not have qualified for surgery
- Little to no need to wear glasses or contacts after surgery
- Safe, with minimal complications when performed by an experienced surgeon
More About LASIK at Vista Eye Specialists
Our laser eye surgeon, Dr. Binoy Jani, is widely regarded as one of the leading LASIK providers in the area. He tailors every laser vision correction procedure to the individual to ensure the ideal visual outcome.
Dr. Jani is highly experienced in advanced LASIK technology, including the FS200 femtosecond laser and EX500 excimer laser platforms. These technologies allow him to deliver precise, accurate results. With FS200 laser, Dr. Jani can complete the entire LASIK procedure without using a traditional surgical microkeratome (blade). And with the EX500 platform, he can identify the unique imperfections of your optical system to customize treatment to your eyes. This degree of customization lends itself to precise, accurate results. The likelihood of needing glasses or contacts after LASIK with Dr. Jani is exceedingly low!
To find out more about LASIK surgery with Dr. Jani, we invite you to contact Vista Eye Specialists today and request an appointment or a free LASIK screening. During your visit, we will explain what LASIK can do to give you clear, independent vision.