September 17, 2020
If you watched last Thursday night’s NFL opener between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans, you probably noticed Chiefs head coach Andy Reid dutifully wearing a large plastic face shield in conformance with NFL coronavirus protocol. The problem was that it kept fogging up, and he looked a little silly (though the Chiefs’ 34-20 win probably minimized that effect to some extent).
Tom Moulton also noticed that. But he decided to do something about it.
Moulton’s company, Sleepnet Corp., based in Hampton, N.H., makes masks and face shields, and after the game, the company sent a couple of its face shields to the Chiefs so that Reid could have them for Sunday’s game against the Chargers. Moulton, whose niece is married to Raheem Morris, a defensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons, had previously sent masks to the Falcons.
The key to the anti-fogging aspect of his company’s face shields is a gel that keeps the wearer’s vision clear. “It won’t fog your glasses up and it’s incredibly efficient, and really, really cool ingenuity for this kind of a product,” Moulton said.
For those of us who discover that our glasses fog up all the time when we wear masks, this may be a game-winning touchdown.