Would getting hot oil into your eye when cleaning a cooker wearing contact lenses...

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    Would getting hot oil into your eye when cleaning a cooker wearing contact lenses melt the contact lens on your eye?

    A cooker like this:

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    And the oil temperature would be around 250 - 300 degree fahrenheit.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Well I assume this has happened to you.....does your contact still work?...after you washed your eyes and cleaned the lens that is?

    If not, I am curious why you are worrying about this. If truly worried, wear some safety goggles lol
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Your contacts will be fine, but your eye will be melted.:)
     
  4. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    No never happend to me thank goodness just wondering.
     
  5. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    It might even protect your eye more so than just getting hot oil in it--I don't think I'll test the theory though...;)
     
  6. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    In my chemistry classes it is absolutely forbidden to wear contacts.

    There is the risk of a chemical melting the contact, and fusing it with the cornea.

    Now I know contacts are made of hydrogel, which is mostly water, but the polymer in there could still melt because of the hot oil.
     
  7. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Give it a go, and let us know how you get on. :)
     
  8. Mexbearpig macrumors 65816

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    If this does happen, immediately salvage all parts of the contact that is still usable.
     
  9. lbro macrumors 6502a

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    I would wear glasses when working with hot oil, eyes are worth a lot to me.
     
  10. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    I've never heard of that; it's always been my understanding that a contact could hold the chemical in your eye.

    All the same....WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES. It's that simple.
     
  11. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Peanut oil would fuse the contact lens to the eye. Other types would just **** up your eye. HTH.
     
  12. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    Are you serious? The teachers does not want us to wear contacts, but lets us go around without goggles? :rolleyes:

    Of course we wear goggles! But there is still a chance of liquid splashing everywhere, and dripping in the eye. Better safe than sorry.

    EDIT: Goggles do not protect about gases ;)
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    You wonder about some crazy stuff, dude. :rolleyes:
     
  14. lbro macrumors 6502a

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    Thats for sure.:)
     
  15. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You can’t be serious.
     
  16. jeffzoom91 macrumors regular

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    I used to work at chick-fil-a, and the pressue cooker you posted gets alot hotter than that under pressure...I know because I opened one too fast one time and have my entire face a nice, thin layer of burn with oil vapors.

    Which is almost as bad as the time someone I was working with put way too much oil in the open fryer version of that cooker and I tried to fish something out of the bottom of it with the strainer and stuck my entire hand in the fryer.


    Fryers are not toys. They have a purpose. A delicious purpose
     
  17. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Cooking temp is 375 cool down is 295.
     
  18. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    Dude...

    I think you win the random thread starter award of the year... I swear every topic that I see and say to myself "WTF," you are the originator. You should be proud. I would be.

    On topic I would think that the contacts would actually protect you in this situation. Try it out and report back?
     
  19. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well thank you. :D

    But I dont want to test it out and loose my sight, not worth it.
     
  20. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd say the melting contacts are the least of your worries if this occurred. I suspect the hot burning oil will in affect blind you.
     
  21. glocke12 macrumors 6502a

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    Knowing someone who really screwed up their eye by working with furniture stripping solvents without wearing eye protection, I cant stress enough the importance of wearing eye protection when doing anything that involves splashing of high temperature liquids, other liquids that are dangerous, or working with materials that chip and fragment (i.e. working with wood/metal).

    Heck...I even wear glasses when hiking in thick brush. I was once hiking alone in the backcountry when I got hit in the face by brush and ended up severely scratching my corneas. Fortunately I was smart enough to hike out right than and there and go to a hospital. It was probably the most painful thing I have ever experienced and I was basically almost blind for the better part of a week.
     
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    I have gotten oil at about 375 degrees directly in to my eye while wearing contacts and using an open fryer.

    No long term adverse effects.
     
  24. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    What a thread...

    Around hot boiling liquids, I would wear glasses -- never contacts.

    I would recommend that others not try this.

    Also, you didn't mention how much. That in itself will determine a lot of things. A simple drop is much different than a splash if you will.
     

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