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Seconding baltimoron's request. For a few months there I thought I had figure out how not to fog up my glasses, but then once it got colder I realized it was just the weather and now I am foggy most of the time once again.
 

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I went to an optometrist and asked for contacts a few years ago. The response was more or less:

"With the type and intensity of your prescription, contacts will end up being disorienting—not so much that your eyes won't be able to adjust 99% of the time and be fine. But there is that 1% chance that you will be exhausted on your commute home after a long day, get out of the subway stop, and walk to the edge of the crosswalk. But your eyes will be tired, and at the moment your depth of vision will be off. You will take one step too far, into the street, get hit by a bus, and die.
And then a few days later, I will hear about it on the news or in the paper. I might recognize your name and then I would feel bad. So, in short, I wouldn't recommend that you get contacts."

I have since had an optometrist say that contacts would be ok, but this earlier opinion has left too deep of an impression. Plus, I'm bad at touching my eye :/
 
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Tape is the quickest and easiest answer. That’s what I use. Obviously if you have sensitive skin this could be a problem with extended wear.

Other options:

Increase back vertex distance (distance from lens to face). You may be able to move them a bit yourself, but an optician can adjust the temple bend to make it more comfortable. Changing bvd WILL result in a change in the effective power at the eye, which may be noticeable if you have a particularly strong prescription.

Decrease pantoscopic tilt. See an optician for this. Again, this may result in change in effective power as well as inducing astigmatism and other aberrations that may be bothersome if you have a particularly high prescription.

The above will help with mask-related fogging, not winter-related fogging.

Long term:

Goggles with a seal. This will also help with winter-related fogging. You might look like a dork, or maybe start a new trend.

Contact lenses.

Refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK, RLE, etc)

There are also anti-fog coatings (basically DWR), but in my experience they are not particularly effective or reliable.

Also, dirty lenses fog more easily than clean ones, so make sure you are cleaning your lenses regularly with a lens cloth (microfiber) and lens cleaner (please do not use Windex or alcohol, especially if you have coatings).
 
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Seconding baltimoron's request. For a few months there I thought I had figure out how not to fog up my glasses, but then once it got colder I realized it was just the weather and now I am foggy most of the time once again.
I haven't actually tried this, so no idea if this would work, but try shaving cream.


I have tried this on my bathroom mirror when I'm taking a hot shower, and it did seem to keep the mirror from fogging up too bad.
 

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@Kal Varnsen oh yeah good call, I forgot about that one. Shaving cream (or bar soap) work the same way the store bought anti-fog sprays work. Can work for a short term fix, although the residue that is acting as a moisture barrier will also reduce optical clarity.
 

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