Tips for Working Out With Glasses

Working out with glasses is hard, but it doesn't have to be. There are some simple things you can do to make your experience easier and more comfortable:

Keep your lenses clean.

Wearing glasses while you exercise can be a challenge. To make it easier, keep your lenses clean.

  • Use a lens cleaning cloth such as this one from Zeiss to wipe away sweat and debris that could get into the cracks of your frames.
  • Clean your lenses with a microfiber cloth. These are great since they won't leave any lint behind on your glasses after you use them—and they're soft enough that they won't scratch up or damage delicate frames or coatings (like anti-glare coating). You can find these at most optometrist offices, drugstores like Walgreens, Target, and Walmart for around $5-$15 per pack of 10-20 wipes depending on which brand you choose; some even come in scented varieties! You could also try using baby wipes if you don't want any additional chemicals near your face either but avoid using household cleaners here because those tend not only contain chemicals but also have strong odors that might irritate sensitive eyes after prolonged exposure.”

Wear anti-fog glasses

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a woman wearing glassess

Now that you've got the basics down, here are a few tips to help you avoid fogging up while working out.

  • Wear anti-fog glasses. You can usually find these at any sporting goods store and they're relatively inexpensive, so there's no reason not to have them! They're designed specifically for athletes and are made of materials that prevent moisture from forming on your lenses so you can see clearly during intense activity.
  • Clean your glasses often (every time after each workout) with an anti-fog cloth or cleaning solution like VisorWipes®, which will remove all the sweat buildup from your lenses and keep them clear, no matter how hard you push yourself!
  • Don't wear contacts if possible because they'll fog up really easily even when using an anti-fog coating—and in addition to making it harder for anyone nearby to see what's going on around them, this could also lead directly back into those same problems I mentioned earlier about not being able to track where other people are going as well as yourself since everything is blurry under normal circumstances; thus increasing risk factors such as tripping over something unexpected like loose shoelaces or losing balance due simply due lack thereof premeditation/prevention tactics being put into place beforehand rather than experiencing first hand how bad things get once heat builds up inside those already tight quarters between eye sockets & brain stem respectively; thus resulting in potential injuries caused by either falling down accidentally while walking through crowded areas or running into someone else who wasn't paying attention either when walking through crowded areas (because they were too busy worrying about whether their own vision was obscured).

Use a headband while exercising.

A headband is a great way to keep your glasses in place while you're exercising. It prevents them from falling off, and it also keeps sweat out of your eyes. Plus, they're easy to find because they come in all sorts of colors, patterns and styles. And if you're worried about breaking the bank buying one for each pair of glasses you own (which would be silly), just buy one ribbon and use it as an elastic band! That way it's available when needed but doesn't take up room in your purse or gym bag.

Another option is using ear buds instead of traditional headphones—that way there's less stress on the temples because the earbuds are secured by a soft rubber cover that clips onto the ears instead of resting around them like traditional headphones do.

Wear a hat.

A hat is a great way to keep the sun out of your eyes, and it can also help keep sweat from getting in them. It gives you a little extra protection against all types of weather and helps keep your hair out of the way so that it doesn’t get in the way during exercise.

If you’re worried about safety, a hat can be helpful for keeping other people from seeing too much of your face if you feel like not wanting to make eye contact with strangers or don't want anyone recognizing you from afar.

Get some sports goggles.

If you want to work out but also want to wear glasses, then sports goggles are the way to go. They're specifically designed for people who need a bit more stability from their eyewear. Sports goggles often have a strap that goes over the back of your head, which will keep them in place while you move around.

Sports goggles can also be worn over regular glasses or contacts—you'll just have to make sure they're loose enough so they don't get pressed against your face by pressure from wearing prescription lenses over top of them. Some sports goggles even come with removable lenses so you can wear them even if it's sunny outside and not rainy or cloudy like usual!

Go with contact lenses.

While glasses can be a great option for working out, there are benefits to contact lenses as well. Contact lenses are more comfortable than glasses because they don't touch your face. They're also more versatile, giving you the flexibility to wear them while swimming and sleeping without having to remove them first.

Contact lenses may also be a better option if you have astigmatism (which causes blurry vision when looking at things that are close), since they allow for greater precision in how light is focused on your eyes.

There are ways to make working out with glasses easier

There are a few ways you can make working out with glasses easier.

  • Keep your lenses clean. If you wear contacts, it's important to keep them clean! If not, at least wipe down your glasses with a lens cloth before working out. Sweat can get on the lenses and cause them to fog up when you're exercising, so keeping them clean is key if you want to see where you're going.
  • Wear anti-fog glasses or goggles instead of regular ones if possible: Some people have found that anti-fog lenses don't work for them because their faces are too sweaty, but they may be worth trying if nothing else is helping!
  • Wear a headband over your ears: This will help prevent sweat from dripping onto your face during exercise (and also keep any stray hairs back).
  • Wear a hat: In general this isn't advised unless it's really cold outside because hats trap body heat and could cause overheating during exercise in warm weather; however there might be times when nothing else works for preventing glasses fogging up so wearing one might be necessary in those cases!


Even though you might find it a bit tricky at first, there are some great ways to work out with glasses. As long as you have the right equipment and know what to do, you’ll be able to stay active and keep up with your health goals even if you can’t see them clearly!

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