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Old 06-12-07, 06:24 AM   #1
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nonfogging sunglasses

Last year I bought a pair of Zeal Optics based on the recommendation from the Outside Buyers Guide. Overall I love them, but I've been having a big problem, especially since it's getting hotter and hotter down here in Houston. They seem to fog up fairly easily, and collect sweat along the top of the frame. I've tried wearing them lower on my nose, but they aren't as comfortable.
Can anyone recommend any sunglasses or lenses that don't fog up easily? I've seen the Oakley Radars advertised with some sort of treated lens, but I haven't gotten a chance to look at them yet, and they're fairly expensive. I'm not stuck on any one brand, so any suggestions are welcome.
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Old 06-12-07, 08:46 AM   #2
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Anti fog is like a gel and you can get it at a sports store. Here in the continental US you find it with the snorkeling and diving stuff.

In Hawaii there are many snorkeling cruises that you can take. The masks are rented and all they use for anti fog is some liquid soap. I asked the guy and that's what he told me. He said Ivory because it won't sting the eyes.
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Anti fog is like a gel and you can get it at a sports store. Here in the continental US you find it with the snorkeling and diving stuff.

In Hawaii there are many snorkeling cruises that you can take. The masks are rented and all they use for anti fog is some liquid soap. I asked the guy and that's what he told me. He said Ivory because it won't sting the eyes.
That's right dish soap. I have tried just about every anti-fog product out there and they do not work. In order to GET them to work you have to leave a very thin film of the product on the lenses. The point is,it is not the product but rather the properties of having a thin film of wax/soap on the lens to break the surface tension of the water.

Anything will work - toothpaste, preperation H, car wax, hand lotion, motor oil, Triflow, etc.

Dish soap is best because it will not sting eyes as much, inexpensive, no harmful chemicals in there (like motor oil), easy to apply and buff and washes off easy.

Put a VERY small drop on yur finger and from left to right applly to both sides of the lenses. If you do it right you DO NOT need to buff afterwards, but if you do put too much on then LIGHTLY buff the sides of both lenses, but not so much as to take it all off. You should have a film of soap on the lens when you look through the lens at a light source.

You vision will be distorted somewhat but not as much as it would due to fogging.

Hope that helps.
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