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Clarence mother designs anti-fog nose strips

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Posted at 4:20 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 18:55:28-05

If you have to wear eyeglasses with your mask these days, you’re probably used to them getting foggy. A Clarence mother of two has come up with a solution to get rid of foggy glasses.

“I was just tired of going into the grocery store and having to wipe my glasses every two seconds.”

That's why Vanessa Snowden, of Clarence, said she came up with Foggōz. They’re thin, flexible silicone strips that create a seal at the top of your mask to prevent your breath from fogging your glasses.

“It’s gentle and comfortable but it prevents your glasses from fogging because your mask fits comfortably on your face," Snowden said.

Snowden said she tried other possible solutions like a defogging spray and a better mask design. But, she didn’t like constantly using the spray, and a mask design didn’t solve the problem for others in the same foggy boat.

“Everybody’s face is so different like how tall your nose is, or where your cheekbones hit. All of the these things factor into what would cause your glasses to fog.”

So, she began researching the silicone strips and eventually got a medical manufacturer on board. Today, she’s in the process of getting a design patent. Foggoz are reusable, and come in packs of 5, 10 or 20 and start at $9.99 a pack. They’re currently sold out with another shipment expected in about a month.

“If it can help people, I’m happy,” Snowden concluded.