May 31, 2022 at 7:49 pm #202586Wearing glasses with a breathing mask
My son is a DMD sufferer and is now using breathing assistance. The problem is he is short sighted and needs to wear glasses. He can not find glasses to wear with his mask has anyone had this issue?afcwbenParticipantPosts: 0Joined: 31/05/2022June 1, 2022 at 1:12 pm #202587Reply To: Wearing glasses with a breathing mask
I can conform I have this issue myself. I experimented and found a cheap pair of reading glasses, not the correct prescription, perched on the end of my nose worked to some extent. However, I am going to see the optician very soon and I will ask about this very question as I am sure many of us on this forum have the same problem. I will come back as soon as I have some answers. Failing that I am going to experiment with some large paper clips and tape and see if I can build something, should no be too hard.
Of course it also depends on the mask. Dows he need a full face mask? I also have one which covers just the nose and mouth and leaves plenty of room for the glasses. I have also seen one which just goes over the nose. If he is a mouth breather then he may well need a full face mask, or possibly because of his age, but Am sure a solution is possible here. Are you able to tell us how old he is please?
So many love songs, so little love.June 3, 2022 at 12:49 pm #202590Reply To: Wearing glasses with a breathing mask
The biggest problem of course is how moving the glasses onto the mask will affect the prescription as clearly there will be a new focussing distance. This is made doubly difficult if they are bi or multifocal. I will continue to make enquiries.
So many love songs, so little love.June 4, 2022 at 12:35 pm #202591Reply To: Wearing glasses with a breathing mask
Some further thoughts. I have been using a nose and mouth mask with one of my ventilators. I use bi focals, and I find that such a mask causes no problems. I have aviator style glasses and the glass drops down a little towards the cheek. The mask causes me no issues at all with wearing my prescription glasses or my bought in ones for a £1 that I sometimes use to read my ipad. Have a look at it here and see if your ventilation team can get you one. As usual, others may be available but this is the one I have.
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