Can you cry with contacts in? Is it bad?
No matter what the reason -- a break up, chopped onions or a sappy love song -- more likely than not you will cry at one point while wearing your contact lenses. It’s a common misconception that it is dangerous for you, or that it may damage your lenses in some way to cry when wearing your contact lenses. Those who have ever cried while wearing their contact lenses know that often you may wind up with cloudy vision afterward. If you’re wondering if you can cry with contacts, fear not, the additional tears will not damage your lenses. In fact, tears play an essential role in keeping your eyes moist and healthy so that you can wear your contact lenses comfortably.
Is it bad to cry with contact lenses in?
It’s perfectly fine to cry while wearing your contacts, just avoid touching your eyes too much, since you could end up wrinkling or folding your contact lens on your eyes, dislodging them from the cornea. This might cause the lenses to get stuck under the eyelids and cause irritation. If you wear soft contact lenses, you need to be careful when drying your eyes not to rub them with anything that may cause a rip in the lenses, since this will only cause further irritation and pain.
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What happens if you cry with contacts in?
Crying while wearing your contact lenses is completely safe for both you and your contact lenses, the tears won’t damage the contact lenses -- they actually help to lubricate the lenses, allowing them to move more fluidly around on the corneas. At the most, the tears may cause the lenses to shift out of position while on your, so you may just need to make sure they don’t fall out and blink them back into position.
Another thing to keep in mind when crying while wearing your contact lenses is that, while the lenses will not be damaged, extra tears in certain conditions may result in additional protein deposits on your lenses. You may want to consider cleaning your contacts after crying to remove the deposits on the lenses along with any potential makeup that may have run while you were crying. If the lenses are not properly cleaned, the buildup of these deposits can lead to blurred vision even when wearing the contacts. See how to clean contacts properly without scratching or damaging the lenses.
You can wear contact lenses after shedding a few tears. However, if your eyes are still red and irritated, it might be a good idea to take out the lenses and clean them in order to give your eyes a break before putting them back in.