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Old 01-21-2010, 10:35 AM
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I run into this the worse in winter, but it happens all seasons. Any ideas how to prevent the fogging up of eyeglasses? Thanks!
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Back in the day I used to use something called "Cat Crap". Yeah wierd- but it worked. Found it at a ski supply shop for use on goggles, been looking for it ever since.. Good luck!
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Or get contacts. Better yet, don't wear the glasses or contacts.

Isn't there another anti-fog product called guerilla snot or something like that too?
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There are a few home remedies, but you need to be careful with some of the coatings used on today's eyeglasses. I have a pair of safety rated eyeglasses that I must at times wear. I "anti-fog" them by applying liquid dish soap to the dry glass lenses. I spread and rub the soap with my thumb and forefinger until all areas are covered. Then I buff the lenses dry with tissue until all signs of soap residue are gone. This will lessen the likely hood of fog-up for a couple days of wear.

The transition from cold ambient temperatures to warm will create fog on lenses, and I know nothing much you can do about that. The tough fog issue comes from heat radiating off your body, meeting the coldness of the glass in your eyeglasses which will create the fog. The soap seems to help with that issue. I have tried toothpaste, shaving cream, cat crap [commercial app for skiers]. Soap and learning to exhale has worked so far. YMMV [your mileage may vary]
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http://www.ehow.com/how_4866082_make...s-antifog.html

Lots of resources out there.

I used to use an anti fog paste when I was a kid however it only worked marginally well.
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Vasaline or barbasol rubbed onto the lenses works well. You can also use barbasol shaving cream on your bathrooms mirrors.
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anti-fog or Vaseline
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Back in the day I used to use something called "Cat Crap". Yeah wierd- but it worked. Found it at a ski supply shop for use on goggles, been looking for it ever since.. Good luck!
http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3656746

There you go. I use it on my binoculars when hunting in the winter. They fog up after about 10 seconds without this.
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Easiest way I know of is to wipe potatoes on your lenses or mirror.
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great question

divers are taught to spit into their goggles. maybe that works for eyeglasses (it does for dive goggles), but i havent thought to try it for my glasses. and i dont live seaside!

couldve used the answer a couple months or so ago in the hills of PA at night.
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500 PSI defogger. Available at dive shops & online scuba sales. In 12 years as divemaster & instructor, this is the best defogger that I have found. Works great & is non-iritating to the eyes.
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just use some plain ole hand soap the type in a pump... put some on the lense then wipe clean .. no more fog.. works on bathroom mirrors as well... enjoy

its just like barbasol

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I have been thinking about a winter mask with a snorkel to get above my glasses. I can't snowblow with glasses on and I can't see without them.
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When I read the title I had some strange thoughts about the content of this thread

Vasaline or shaving foam rubbed on should do the trick.
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I use toothpaste on my glasses in the winter. I coat the lenes at night before bed and clean them off when I get in the morning.
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I run into having streaks on my glasses after using soap, etc. Any ideas?
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Shaving cream works well. Or plain ole soap.
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I run into having streaks on my glasses after using soap, etc. Any ideas?
Clean them with an eyeglass cleaning cloth. It works for me.
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turn around and back into warm places
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scuba diving anti fog works great
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