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Can wearing contacts stop your eyes from getting watery when chopping onions?
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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology
In brief: Yes
The lenses can block the vapors from contacting your corneas.
I have heard from patients after lasik that they noticed a big change when chopping onions since they are no longer wearing contacts.

In brief: Yes
The lenses can block the vapors from contacting your corneas.
I have heard from patients after lasik that they noticed a big change when chopping onions since they are no longer wearing contacts.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
In brief: It may make it worse
The chemicals released when cutting into onions can be absorbed by contact lenses.
They will then retain the chemicals longer, causing the irritation to persist.

In brief: It may make it worse
The chemicals released when cutting into onions can be absorbed by contact lenses.
They will then retain the chemicals longer, causing the irritation to persist.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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