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Glasses fogging up - What to do?

I'm not sure where to post this so I guess this is as good a place as any.

I was riding in the rain on Friday night to Boston and at first my visor was fogging up so I cracked open my visor a little. That worked for a short while but then I realized my glasses were fogging up. Actually they were fogging up but it was more like they were covered with drops of water. I could feel any rain coming in through the visor so I'm not sure what was happening.

There was quite a bit of traffic and there was a very fine mist everywhere from the cars and trucks. I've never had this problem before and I can't figure out what happened or how to prevent it in the future. Does anyone have any ideas?

I pulled over a couple of times and dried my glasses off without any incident but with rain, traffic and dark I would like to avoid this in the future.

I know....LASIK, but I'm not ready for that yet.


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post #2 of 13 Old May 21st, 2007, 10:48 am
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Do what divers do.... or get the "spray" stuff if you chew like Grif does. If you doubt the effectiveness, try it on ONE lens...and compare.

I know this can be a dangerous situation, so glad you were able to "see" through it.

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I work in a freezer/cooler environment most of the day and wear eyeglasses in there, then outside in the humidity repeatedly all day long. Fogging is a major issue.

I use the Rain-X anti fog made for interior windows. Seems to work better than the stuff made special for eyeglasses (of course you'll have to make sure it's compatible with whatever coatings you have on your lenses).

It doesn't prevent condensation but rather makes the drops larger so they run off quicker. It works better than nothing, and a bottle lasts quite a while. You'll have to reapply it to your lenses every now & then as it seems to 'wash' off as it repels the drops.

Tried it on my car windows but I don't recommend that, it seems to leave a hazy film that is tough to clean off.

FWIW, I don't recommend the gimmicky 'anti glare' lenses that the eyeglass manufacturers push, it makes them fog up worse and nearly impossible to get clean.

Having said all that, contact lenses work the best in my situation, I'm not eligible for laser...

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Scott anti fog cloth

Scott goggle company sells anti fog cloths. Go to your friendly dirt bike supply house and pick some up.

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Do what divers do.... or get the "spray" stuff if you chew like Grif does.
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Well, Congratulations, Sir! (note: yes, I purposely called Grif, "Sir" ... with capital letter S)

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After reading this thread and having the fogging issue the other morning, I ordered some Cat Crap (no fool'in) from REI Clickty-Clickity
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After reading this thread and having the fogging issue the other morning, I ordered some Cat Crap (no fool'in) from REI Clickty-Clickity
It had good reviews on this SITE
I've heard good things about Cat Crap too.
Kevin, on a different tack, could it be that when you cracked your visor to help with the visor fogging problem that the "mist" from all the traffic began to get pushed thru the crack and coated your glasses? Was the rest of your face moist?

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After reading this thread and having the fogging issue the other morning, I ordered some Cat Crap (no fool'in) from REI Clickty-Clickity
It had good reviews on this SITE
+1 for cat crap. I don't wear glasses but I use it on my visor in the winter before every ride.

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Bill, I didn't have any water on my face....just my glasses.

I guess I'll have to go find some cat crap to try out.

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I've got a cat you can use, but you'll have to do the collection .

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If you don't want to use cat crap, try what I use on my swim goggles. They have an antifog coating that doesn't work at all for me, so I put a drop of baby shampoo on each lens and rinse lightly to get any excess off. Works great for all fogging issues.
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After reading this thread and having the fogging issue the other morning, I ordered some Cat Crap (no fool'in) from REI Clickty-Clickity
It had good reviews on this SITE

I unnerstand that Cat Crap works really well in that expensive yuppie coffee selling for something like $600/lb!!!

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