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How to prevent dry eyes when wearing a face mask

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Whether you’re a healthcare worker or not, wearing a mask is a must at work or going out.

If you wear glasses, they may fog up whenever you breathe.

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The longer you wear a mask, the more likely your eyes are to feel sore, dry or tired.

This is because your breath increases airflow around your eyes.

Your breath makes your normal eye tears evaporate. This makes them feel sore, dry or tired.

Medical tape can help along the top of your mask. However, air can still get in.

There’s a name for this sort of dry eyes. It’s called Mask Associated Dry Eye.

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Image courtesy of University of Waterloo’s COVID Eye Facts https://core.uwaterloo.ca/covid-19/

 

We feel your frustration of having to wear a mask.

We’ve helped hundreds of people around Australia and New Zealand during the coronavirus. Wearing a mask shouldn’t get in the way of your normal day.

How good would you feel if you can wear a face mask without getting dry or sore eyes?

You can’t get by without wearing a mask or you risk a significant fine. Plus you get stern looks from everyone around you.

Don’t let a face mask cause you to lose your evenings to sore, dry or tired eyes.

Our dry eye glasses give your eyes comfort and protection from airflow. They also block out dust, wind, pollen and airborne particles. Plus they prevent your normal tears from evaporating. So you may not have to put many drops in.

Since they sit close to the eyes, how easily do they fog up?

We recommend you get Optifog lenses in your dry eye glasses. These lenses are made to prevent fogging. Even after keeping them in the freezer for a week, they still didn’t fog up in our tests.

To get your dry eye glasses:

  1. Select the dry eye glasses you like
  2. Try them on at home
  3. Enjoy feeling relief again when you put on a face mask

Do you wear prescription glasses? We can make glasses for distance, reading or multifocal/progressive lenses.

Got Private Health Insurance? Yes, you can claim your optical rebate against these. Some funds cover between $100- $300 depending on your fund.

Imagine one month from now, your eyes feeling better than they ever have at work or out in public. You won’t have to squint your eyes. Don’t feel afraid of anything blowing on your eyes.

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Dry eye glasses with Optifog Prescription Lenses

One of our customers, Emma Guglietta said that she struggled to work in a hospital environment with drying air-conditioning.

“I was really struggling at work to cope with the environment when I found out about these on one of the Facebook support groups. I wear multifocals so was a bit apprehensive to order online without trying on- but these are perfect for my needs. I am now able to tolerate the dry working environment and can just pull off the silicone shield to have a normal pair of glasses, at a great price too! Will use these for air travel as well, essential item for those with dry eyes. Oh and they are really comfortable.” Emma Guglietta, verified customer

What if your eyes felt good even when you wear a face mask?

Call us on 1300 393 626 to arrange your try-on pack today.

Our dry eye glasses let you wear a face mask without getting sore eyes.