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Old 09-13-2010, 05:26 PM
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Default chilli on contact lenses

I had been cutting up chilli's for dinner, I wasn't wearing gloves and then later that night went to take my contact lenses out and it burnt like crazy for several seconds even though I'd washed my hands several times.

The contact lenses have been sitting in solution for a couple of days. The question now is, is it safe to put the contact lenses back on or should I throw them out? Would the oil from the chilli's somehow damage the contact lenses and made them dangerous to wear i.e. eye damage? Will it burn again if I put them on again?

I'm just being very careful, I really don't want to potentially damage my eyes.

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Old 09-14-2010, 04:38 AM
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I had been cutting up chilli's for dinner, I wasn't wearing gloves and then later that night went to take my contact lenses out and it burnt like crazy for several seconds even though I'd washed my hands several times.

The contact lenses have been sitting in solution for a couple of days. The question now is, is it safe to put the contact lenses back on or should I throw them out? Would the oil from the chilli's somehow damage the contact lenses and made them dangerous to wear i.e. eye damage? Will it burn again if I put them on again?

I'm just being very careful, I really don't want to potentially damage my eyes.

Thanks.
Hello struts and welcome to the forum.

Yes, I am (unfortunately) personally familiar with your problem! I once did something similar with preseasoned meat for a BarBQ and although I had washed my hands several times carefully, I still managed to transfer some of the spices to my lenses the next morning. Over the next few hours my lenses became more and more unbearable and I had to take them out and go home from work at lunchtime. I lay in a darkened room for a few hours rinsing my eyes with Optrex (an eye wash solution) wondering what was going on. Then after a few hours it dawned on me.

I was wearing annual lenses so wasn't about to bin them. The chile should not have damaged the lenses. It is just a case of ensuring the lenses are clean. You must first of all ensure that the chile is no longer on your fingers, but you may not be able to see it. But in two days since this happened, you should be OK.

I suggest that you clean your lenses a couple of times with what ever you are using (MPS?) and then try reinserting them.

You will know if it is OK . If not, just clean them some more. I don't think you will have damaged your eyes since you were taking the lenses out and not wearing them. You don't say that your eyes are red or anything like that.

Let us know how you get on .

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Old 09-14-2010, 09:17 AM
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I had been cutting up chilli's for dinner, I wasn't wearing gloves and then later that night went to take my contact lenses out and it burnt like crazy for several seconds even though I'd washed my hands several times.

The contact lenses have been sitting in solution for a couple of days. The question now is, is it safe to put the contact lenses back on or should I throw them out? Would the oil from the chilli's somehow damage the contact lenses and made them dangerous to wear i.e. eye damage? Will it burn again if I put them on again?

I'm just being very careful, I really don't want to potentially damage my eyes.

Thanks.
Wow, what in introduction to the forum!

How are your eyes feeling now, struts? Has the burning subsided?
You're fortunate that Knotlob came and answered your question. I'd vote for him as the #1 expert on contact lenses around here. Do what he says, and you should be fine.
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:45 PM
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Thanks guys. I was a bit worried, you just never know if the oil from the chillies damaged the contacts and then end up damaging my eyes or if I was in for some more stinging.

Anyhow, I put the contacts back on with absolutely no issues. I wore the contacts all day as well, so back to usual!
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:40 AM
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Thanks guys. I was a bit worried, you just never know if the oil from the chillies damaged the contacts and then end up damaging my eyes or if I was in for some more stinging.

Anyhow, I put the contacts back on with absolutely no issues. I wore the contacts all day as well, so back to usual!
I'm glad to hear everything is now OK . Thanks for your feedback.

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Old 09-16-2010, 09:40 AM
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Thanks guys. I was a bit worried, you just never know if the oil from the chillies damaged the contacts and then end up damaging my eyes or if I was in for some more stinging.

Anyhow, I put the contacts back on with absolutely no issues. I wore the contacts all day as well, so back to usual!
I'm glad you're all better too.

Now how about posting some of your recipes? You cut chillies, but do you make chili?
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:46 AM
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Ouch!

Glad you managed to sort it in the end!
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:56 PM
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I'm glad you're all better too.

Now how about posting some of your recipes? You cut chillies, but do you make chili?
Anybody know how to make Zumba in tzatziki sauce?

http://www.lens101.com/general-contact-lens-care-questions/9689-extra-contacts-when-you-travel.html - Post #21
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:51 PM
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Anybody know how to make Zumba in tzatziki sauce?

http://www.lens101.com/general-contact-lens-care-questions/9689-extra-contacts-when-you-travel.html - Post #21
Sorry MJ. I just limit myself to discussions on contact lenses, glasses and sunglasses. That was a nice picture in the other thread though. The Zumba instructor.

Every time I hear the word "Zumba" I think of the song "Samba" by the "classic pop" string trio Bond.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:30 AM
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Sorry MJ. I just limit myself to discussions on contact lenses, glasses and sunglasses. That was a nice picture in the other thread though. The Zumba instructor.

Every time I hear the word "Zumba" I think of the song "Samba" by the "classic pop" string trio Bond.
Let's see, one, two, three . . . four.

I thought a trio was three, Xwing . . .
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:13 PM
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Hello struts and welcome to the forum.

Yes, I am (unfortunately) personally familiar with your problem! I once did something similar with preseasoned meat for a BarBQ and although I had washed my hands several times carefully, I still managed to transfer some of the spices to my lenses the next morning. Over the next few hours my lenses became more and more unbearable and I had to take them out and go home from work at lunchtime. I lay in a darkened room for a few hours rinsing my eyes with Optrex (an eye wash solution) wondering what was going on. Then after a few hours it dawned on me.

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Wow. That must have been scary trying to figure out why your eyes were burning.
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:30 PM
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Wow. That must have been scary trying to figure out why your eyes were burning.
Yeah, Mrs knotlob saying "go and see the doctor , go and see the doctor" and me saying "no, I'll wait a bit!" - typical male .

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Old 11-01-2010, 03:38 PM
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Yeah, Mrs knotlob saying "go and see the doctor, go and see the doctor" and me saying "no, I'll wait a bit!" - typical male .

knotlob
You should have listened to Mrs. Knotlob. Maybe next time you'll remember that.

Did you actually require medical attention for the spices in your eyes?
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:03 PM
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You should have listened to Mrs. Knotlob. Maybe next time you'll remember that.

Did you actually require medical attention for the spices in your eyes?
No, I flushed it out with some over the counter eye wash solution. I don't know if the eye doctor would have known what exactly was wrong - would just give me some steroid drops or antihistamine perhaps plus a large bill. The normal tear action would take care of most of it anyway.

Second time it happened of course I knew immediately what was wrong so wasn't worried .

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Old 11-01-2010, 04:30 PM
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No, I flushed it out with some over the counter eye wash solution. I don't know if the eye doctor would have known what exactly was wrong - would just give me some steroid drops or antihistamine perhaps plus a large bill. The normal tear action would take care of most of it anyway.

Second time it happened of course I knew immediately what was wrong so wasn't worried .

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Wait. You put spices in your eyes again?

Might I suggest an anniversary present to the Mrs?
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:05 PM
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Wait. You put spices in your eyes again?

Might I suggest an anniversary present to the Mrs?
I can't remember exactly what it was but it was very minor compared to the first time. Problem is that even if you wash you hands very thoroughly, several times, it is still possible to transfer cayenne or hot chile (BarBQ or some hot spicy food preparation) from the pores of your skin to your contacts the next morning, etc.

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Old 11-02-2010, 09:29 AM
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I can't remember exactly what it was but it was very minor compared to the first time. Problem is that even if you wash you hands very thoroughly, several times, it is still possible to transfer cayenne or hot chile (BarBQ or some hot spicy food preparation) from the pores of your skin to your contacts the next morning, etc.

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Maybe you'll need to wear something more like this:

"Careful. The sauce is strong in this one."
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:55 AM
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Maybe you'll need to wear something more like this:

"Careful. The sauce is strong in this one."
Yeah, full personal protective clothing when cooking with incendiary spices .

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Old 11-02-2010, 10:03 AM
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Yeah, full personal protective clothing when cooking with incendiary spices .

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Hey, do what you gotta do.

That picture is hilarious. Let's see how many lines from the movies we can use for this thread.

Here's mine: "If you only knew the powah of paprika."
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:39 PM
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Hey, do what you gotta do.

That picture is hilarious. Let's see how many lines from the movies we can use for this thread.

Here's mine: "If you only knew the powah of paprika."
"Join me and we can grill the Memorial Day Barbecue together as father an son. It is your dessssstiny . . . "
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:05 AM
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I can sort of understand trying to salvage a relatively new annual vial lens. Otherwise I'd get a new lens. On a budget? Stretch the wear interval of the remaining lenses in your box to compensate.

Getting 21 days of wear out of a 14 day lens makes a lot more sense then continuing to wear a lens which is contaminated.

This is one of the reasons why many doctors are suggesting daily disposable lenses.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:53 AM
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I can sort of understand trying to salvage a relatively new annual vial lens. Otherwise I'd get a new lens. On a budget? Stretch the wear interval of the remaining lenses in your box to compensate.

Getting 21 days of wear out of a 14 day lens makes a lot more sense then continuing to wear a lens which is contaminated.

This is one of the reasons why many doctors are suggesting daily disposable lenses.
Are we still talking about accidentally getting pepper juice on your lenses? You could have at least threw in a Star Wars reference just to show that you're paying attention and not just randomly inserting posts.

"Those who post on Lens 101 must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind."



Anyway, how do you suggest that one may "stretch the wear interval of the remaining lenses"? You're not suggesting that contact lenses be worn for longer that they're designed to be, like wearing a weekly lens for a month, are you?
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Old 12-14-2010, 02:45 PM
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No, I flushed it out with some over the counter eye wash solution. I don't know if the eye doctor would have known what exactly was wrong - would just give me some steroid drops or antihistamine perhaps plus a large bill.
You don't have to worry about money. Lens.com has hired you by now, haven't they?
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Old 12-14-2010, 03:34 PM
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You don't have to worry about money. Lens.com has hired you by now, haven't they?
LOL. Sadly the dosh seems to have gotten delayed somewhere in the International banking system .

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Old 12-14-2010, 03:54 PM
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LOL. Sadly the dosh seems to have gotten delayed somewhere in the International banking system .

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Hang in there, knotlob. I'm sure they haven't forgotten you,

Meanwhile, be careful with your Christmas cooking. Remember to keep the spices off of your contacts.
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Old 12-15-2010, 04:19 AM
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Hang in there, knotlob. I'm sure they haven't forgotten you,

Meanwhile, be careful with your Christmas cooking. Remember to keep the spices off of your contacts.
Lesson learnt I think

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Old 12-15-2010, 11:54 AM
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Lesson learnt I think

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That's why we're here. To guide, instruct and advise, and hopefully to entertain. I know I enjoyed Darth Vader's many appearances in this thread.
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:32 PM
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That's why we're here. To guide, instruct and advise, and hopefully to entertain. I know I enjoyed Darth Vader's many appearances in this thread.
I think we need one more.
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I think we need one more.
Boy, talk about hot and spicy . . .
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Boy, talk about hot and spicy . . .
"If you only knew the power of seasoning. I MUST obey my recipe."
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:18 PM
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Let's see, one, two, three . . . four.

I thought a trio was three, Xwing . . .
You're right, Orionebula. There are four members of Bond in that picture. My bad. Perhaps I should get my eyes checked.
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Lesson learnt I think

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I would hope so, after getting spices in your eyes a second time.
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:17 PM
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You're right, Orionebula. There are four members of Bond in that picture. My bad. Perhaps I should get my eyes checked.
I think I just need to stare at that picture of the girls in Bond a little while longer.
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Good idea, pathfinder. Let's go look.
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:31 AM
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Hi all, it's my first post here so go gently

I am fairly new to contacts, about 2 months now.
I wear CooperVision Biofinity Toric monthly disposables and last night I did a really dopey thing. I chopped up a damn hot chili whilst making a Thai red curry and then later in the evening had to remove my lenses. You all probably know how the next 10 minutes went...!

I eventually came up with the idea of some gloves (blue nitrile, not ski!) and the left eye came out a lot more comfortably than the right.

I was hesitant this morning when putting the lenses in and sure enough, the first lens that I put back in started to sting like a goodun. I whipped it straight out and am wearing my glasses today.
I have tried a few of the ideas and been washing my fingers in milk, lemons etc...

My question is more one of the lenses. I changed the solution (hydrogen peroxide plus neutralising tablet) this morning and will probably do it again tonight when I get home. Is the chili oil likely to remain on the lenses after 3 lots of cleaning jollop? The lenses were a new set yesterday morning (sods law!) so I don't really want to throw them away if I don't have to.

My planned course of action was to give it a day or 2 to be sure my fingers are clear of chili and then whack the lenses back in. Anyone got any ideas on a way to clean the lenses of the chili?

Incidentally, the red curry was delicious!
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:25 AM
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Hi all, it's my first post here so go gently

I am fairly new to contacts, about 2 months now.
I wear CooperVision Biofinity Toric monthly disposables and last night I did a really dopey thing. I chopped up a damn hot chili whilst making a Thai red curry and then later in the evening had to remove my lenses. You all probably know how the next 10 minutes went...!

I eventually came up with the idea of some gloves (blue nitrile, not ski!) and the left eye came out a lot more comfortably than the right.

I was hesitant this morning when putting the lenses in and sure enough, the first lens that I put back in started to sting like a goodun. I whipped it straight out and am wearing my glasses today.
I have tried a few of the ideas and been washing my fingers in milk, lemons etc...

My question is more one of the lenses. I changed the solution (hydrogen peroxide plus neutralising tablet) this morning and will probably do it again tonight when I get home. Is the chili oil likely to remain on the lenses after 3 lots of cleaning jollop? The lenses were a new set yesterday morning (sods law!) so I don't really want to throw them away if I don't have to.

My planned course of action was to give it a day or 2 to be sure my fingers are clear of chili and then whack the lenses back in. Anyone got any ideas on a way to clean the lenses of the chili?

Incidentally, the red curry was delicious!
Hi siggy. I'm sorry that you had to experience such pain, but I love the way you express yourself. You sound British, but the reference to curry threw me a bit. I'm sure I've never heard any of my American compatriots say " 3 lots of cleaning jollop."

Anyway, since I haven't had any personal experience with spices on my contact lenses, I did a Google search but strangely enough, there wasn't anything about cleaning spices off of contact lenses.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:30 AM
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Yep, guilty as charged. I am English indeed, although I live in Switzerland amongst all the cheese and mountains so I need my lenses for all the beautiful scenery.

I have had a good rummage on Google and came up blank too. I might just call in to the opticians and see what they say. I expect they will be all too happy to sell me another pair...!

Ah well, perhaps someone has a good idea, otherwise it is a few more rounds of jollop and then in they go!
I shall report back once I can see to type again
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Hmmph.

I just called the opticians and as i thought, once she had stopped laughing, she said that once the chili oil is on a lens it will never go away no matter what cleaner is used. She said to throw the lenses and container away and start a fresh setup. Balls.

Hey, it is only a bit of pain so I'm going to try a few more washes and then see if I can put them in again. Lenses are unbelievably expensive over here and if they do still sting, I will whip them out and there will be no lasting damage.

Lesson learned
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:50 AM
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Hmmph.

I just called the opticians and as i thought, once she had stopped laughing, she said that once the chili oil is on a lens it will never go away no matter what cleaner is used. She said to throw the lenses and container away and start a fresh setup. Balls.

Hey, it is only a bit of pain so I'm going to try a few more washes and then see if I can put them in again. Lenses are unbelievably expensive over here and if they do still sting, I will whip them out and there will be no lasting damage.

Lesson learned
So . . . how do you feel about chili now? Are you beginning to entertain the notion of giving up up for the sake of your peepers?
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So . . . how do you feel about chili now? Are you beginning to entertain the notion of giving up up for the sake of your peepers?
Goodness no! I got married last month so I shall get my live in chef to do the chilis in the future!!!

Normally she does a stupendous Thai curry but I decided to help out this time. Next time I will be wearing the nitriles gloves to do the chilis, that's for sure! Or maybe I can make all cooking a 'pink job' and I shall busy myself with a 'blue job' like sitting on the sofa enjoying a well earned libation...
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Goodness no! I got married last month so I shall get my live in chef to do the chilis in the future!!!

Normally she does a stupendous Thai curry but I decided to help out this time. Next time I will be wearing the nitriles gloves to do the chilis, that's for sure! Or maybe I can make all cooking a 'pink job' and I shall busy myself with a 'blue job' like sitting on the sofa enjoying a well earned libation...
I hope you don't get slammed with people wondering how exactly you "earned" that libation, but the people around here are pretty cool about that sort of thing.

Congratulations on your wedding. Maybe those gloves will make a nice six month anniversary gift.
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:49 PM
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I think we need one more.
I love how the name "Darth Vader" figures prominently in that picture. Like someone's going to go "who's the guy in the black helmet?"
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Thanks guys. I was a bit worried, you just never know if the oil from the chillies damaged the contacts and then end up damaging my eyes or if I was in for some more stinging.

Anyhow, I put the contacts back on with absolutely no issues. I wore the contacts all day as well, so back to usual!
Good; a happy ending. What precautions are you going to take to make sure that doesn't happen again?
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:51 PM
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Thanks guys. I was a bit worried, you just never know if the oil from the chillies damaged the contacts and then end up damaging my eyes or if I was in for some more stinging.

Anyhow, I put the contacts back on with absolutely no issues. I wore the contacts all day as well, so back to usual!
Good. We're glad you're okay now.
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I hope you don't get slammed with people wondering how exactly you "earned" that libation, but the people around here are pretty cool about that sort of thing.
So far no one has asked about the libation.

Well, I think this thread has the word "libation" in it more than any other.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:16 PM
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This actually happened to me recently. Thanks for the info! I'll have to be more careful in the future.
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This actually happened to me recently. Thanks for the info! I'll have to be more careful in the future.
No kidding. Do you want to tell us the story?
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This actually happened to me recently. Thanks for the info! I'll have to be more careful in the future.
What actually happened to you recently? You didn't quote the relevant post.
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So far no one has asked about the libation.

Well, I think this thread has the word "libation" in it more than any other.
You're probably right. Foxyboxer. Let's say it again. "Libation."
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I had been cutting up chilli's for dinner, I wasn't wearing gloves and then later that night went to take my contact lenses out and it burnt like crazy for several seconds even though I'd washed my hands several times.

The contact lenses have been sitting in solution for a couple of days. The question now is, is it safe to put the contact lenses back on or should I throw them out? Would the oil from the chilli's somehow damage the contact lenses and made them dangerous to wear i.e. eye damage? Will it burn again if I put them on again?

I'm just being very careful, I really don't want to potentially damage my eyes.

Thanks.
definately THROW them out and wear new ones. chili oil or any oilly substance can damage soft lenses.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:31 PM
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definately THROW them out and wear new ones. chili oil or any oilly substance can damage soft lenses.
Yeah, it's not worth it trying to salvage those lenses.
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