cure for hot peppers and contact lenses

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by Doug Lassiter, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. Doug Lassiter

    Doug Lassiter

    Dec 6, 2013
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    OK, we've all been there. Chopping hot peppers and then having several days of agony taking lenses out and especially putting them in. Sure, you can wear gloves and play with various chemicals, and washing your hands afterwards with soap simply doesn't work. But this does.

    On the hand that is going to be in contact with the peppers, rub it with some salad oil. Doesn't need to be drippy (half teaspoon or so), but you need a good coat. Work it into your nails and massage it onto your fingertips. Especially where you'll be touching the hot pepper pieces.

    Chop away.

    Wash with soap to get the oil off your hands. That's it. No trouble with contact lenses after that. It works. The pepper oil residuum is gone. And, FWIW, your hands will be softer as well.
    Doug Lassiter, Dec 6, 2013
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