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    Quote Originally Posted by DanLiv View Post
    Do not wear a mask with a valve. It voids the primary purpose of the public mask recommendation and sets a poor example for customers. They are not used in professional healthcare.

    https://vitals.lifehacker.com/if-you...ess-1843182019
    Even the ones that have the caps? Hmm. I guess so since it's technically sewn in. Can't seal around the valve tightly enough. Thanks Dan!

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    The current suggestion is to wear a simple cloth mask that can seal over the valve.

    There is no such thing as a reusable healthcare grade N95, N99, or N100. The only "reusable" mask that meets healthcare standards is a PAPR, which uses a HEPA filter, which is superior to all N, R, & P rated masks. However, no one, outside of a laboratory, has one of these since they cost $1200.
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    Many moons ago I sold a product called fog be gone.....not 100% on the name but it smelled like lemonade but worked great. I used to use it on my bathroom mirror. Surly there something out there that works. I miss Chris. He would have come up with something and probably sold it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Gilman View Post
    Many moons ago I sold a product called fog be gone.....not 100% on the name but it smelled like lemonade but worked great. I used to use it on my bathroom mirror. Surly there something out there that works. I miss Chris. He would have come up with something and probably sold it.
    This is the closest thing I can find that isn't a towlette of some sort.
    https://www.magidglove.com/Magic-Saf...s-Cleaner.aspx

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    Have you tried it?

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    Actually i was wondering ? If you are seeing patients in Optical, how are they trying on frames with masks? are you allowing the patients to take off mask ? I'm in a fog about that :(
    We are seeing patients, but i feel bad if they have to only try frames on while masked ? Any feedback ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Gilman View Post
    Have you tried it?
    No dice

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    I ordered a couple bottles of Magic fog be gone. Will let everyone know how/if it works. If it does I will sell it....$59.95 for 1 oz. Nice sideline!

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    Update: Cat Crap, alongside cans of grampa's shaving cream.


    Am I old enough to say the thing where we can send a man to the moon...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by val View Post
    Actually i was wondering ? If you are seeing patients in Optical, how are they trying on frames with masks? are you allowing the patients to take off mask ? I'm in a fog about that :(
    We are seeing patients, but i feel bad if they have to only try frames on while masked ? Any feedback ?
    We cordoned off a section in our optical with curtains and made a "dressing room" with a chair, table, and mirrors. Anyone who wants to remove their mask can take a selection of frames in and do so, they are physically blocked and more than six feet distant from anyone else in the office.

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    Got it and surprise it didn't work. There goes my dream of retiring early.

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    My local lab just contacted me and said they have an antifog that works well with AR. One application lasts about a week, however most people will prob clean their glasses and have to reapply a few times a week. No idea what it is but I think this might be it. Supposedly it works and is selling like crazy. I ordered some and will give it a shot.

    https://dynamiclabs.net/product/prem...topper-bottle/

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanLiv View Post
    We cordoned off a section in our optical with curtains and made a "dressing room" with a chair, table, and mirrors. Anyone who wants to remove their mask can take a selection of frames in and do so, they are physically blocked and more than six feet distant from anyone else in the office.
    How do you clean this when the patient is done? Do you spray the area with Lysol? Do you have to wipe down the walls of the dressing room? Very curious about this idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mervinek View Post
    How do you clean this when the patient is done? Do you spray the area with Lysol? Do you have to wipe down the walls of the dressing room? Very curious about this idea.
    Fire. Only tried and true effective method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanLiv View Post
    We cordoned off a section in our optical with curtains and made a "dressing room" with a chair, table, and mirrors. Anyone who wants to remove their mask can take a selection of frames in and do so, they are physically blocked and more than six feet distant from anyone else in the office.

    That is cleaver. Thanks

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    I got Dynamic labs fog drops, holy moly they work, so well, even on AR lenses. I just bought a bunch and will be bringing a same bottle to every surgival center/ doctors office nearby. I'm giving some to my wife to bring to the hospital with her also.

    All the BS fog stuff I've used over the years, this stuff really works!

    I wonder if it is Rysers formula :) I think they said it is the same formula used by some car manufacturers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallboy View Post
    I got Dynamic labs fog drops, holy moly they work, so well, even on AR lenses. I just bought a bunch and will be bringing a same bottle to every surgival center/ doctors office nearby. I'm giving some to my wife to bring to the hospital with her also.

    All the BS fog stuff I've used over the years, this stuff really works!

    I wonder if it is Rysers formula :) I think they said it is the same formula used by some car manufacturers
    Would this be the product?
    https://dynamiclabs.net/product/prem...topper-bottle/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawman Nick View Post
    Yes it works great, pricey but works great. About 60 applications per bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallboy View Post
    I got Dynamic labs fog drops, holy moly they work, so well, even on AR lenses. I just bought a bunch and will be bringing a same bottle to every surgival center/ doctors office nearby. I'm giving some to my wife to bring to the hospital with her also.

    All the BS fog stuff I've used over the years, this stuff really works!

    I wonder if it is Rysers formula :) I think they said it is the same formula used by some car manufacturers
    Thanks for the heads up. Sounds like the front runner as everything else I've tried has been a huge failure/disappointment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mervinek View Post
    How do you clean this when the patient is done? Do you spray the area with Lysol? Do you have to wipe down the walls of the dressing room? Very curious about this idea.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lelarep View Post
    Fire. Only tried and true effective method.
    Nuke it from orbit. Only way to be sure.

    But yes we Lysol and Clorox wipe the table, chair, mirror. The walls and curtain are far enough away and there is an easily traversable entry so they aren't coming in contact with the walls and curtain. All frames are collected in a tray and sanitized with soap and water. We are only seeing one eyewear customer every 30 minutes minimum, usually more like one per hour, so plenty of time to keep people apart and clean in between. It's a chore, but everything is now.

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    Back office is hearing from friends that applying shaving cream creates an effective temporary anti-fog film for lenses.

    I'm skeptical something in the "foam" especially may affect an AR coat.

    What say the experts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Fester View Post
    Back office is hearing from friends that applying shaving cream creates an effective temporary anti-fog film for lenses.

    I'm skeptical something in the "foam" especially may affect an AR coat.

    What say the experts?
    I used to have patients tell me this during the brief period my old office was supposed to aggressively push OptiFog. It's apparently an old enough "trick"/urban legend that even super blue-collar guys who didn't have the internet in the early 2010s knew about it. I'm curious as to the origins myself.

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    My grandfather knew of this trick from working in his laboratory back in the 1980's, so, as far as I am aware, it has been known for a very long time.

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    Also heard rubbing a cut potato on the surface does the same thing (polished clean afterwards of course). *shrug*

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    Ok... so the stuff I got from the lab is called Fog Stopper and it is awesome!!!! I love it. It works great, but is a bit pricey. I would gladly pay full retail for it though because it works so well! I think it will sell like crazy. We are not charging the full MSRP. We wanted to offer a service more than we want to make a buck. Just ordered 2 more boxes so we have extra. We are in a medical building so I think we will go through it quickly. Again, we have tested it on our staff and it is working great!

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