Can you cry with contact lenses?
On March 27th, we celebrate World Theater Day. Whether you were watching a play or just experiencing some emotions, sometimes we cry while wearing contact lenses. But is it harmful? Can you cry while wearing contacts? Let's find out!
What Happens When You Cry?
Crying is a natural response to emotions such as sadness, happiness, or even frustration. When you cry, your eyes produce tears that help to lubricate and protect your eyes. Tears also contain enzymes and antibodies that help to fight off infections.
However, when you cry, your eyes produce a lot of tears, which can cause your contact lenses to move around or even fall out. Additionally, the salt in your tears can cause irritation and discomfort, especially if you have dry eyes.
How Do Contact Lenses React to Crying?
Contact lenses are designed to stay in place and provide clear vision. If you wear soft contact lenses, they may absorb your tears and become dehydrated, which can cause them to stick to your eyes. This can be uncomfortable and may even cause damage to your cornea if you try to remove them forcefully.
What Should You Do When You've Shed Some Tears While Wearing Contacts?
If you've shed some tears while wearing contacts, the first thing you should do is try to blink them away. This will help to distribute your tears evenly and prevent them from pooling under your lenses.
If your contact lenses have moved around or fallen out, you should remove them and clean them thoroughly before reinserting them. If you have dry eyes, you may want to use lubricating eye drops to help soothe any irritation or discomfort.
If you find that you frequently shed tears while wearing contacts, you may want to consider switching to daily disposable lenses. These lenses are designed to be worn for a single day and then discarded, which can help to reduce the risk of irritation and discomfort.
Crying with contact lenses is not harmful, but it can be uncomfortable and may cause your lenses to move around or even fall out. If you've shed some tears while wearing contacts, try to blink them away and clean your lenses thoroughly before reinserting them. If you have dry eyes, consider using lubricating eye drops or switching to daily disposable lenses. Remember, it's okay to cry, but it's important to take care of your eyes and your contact lenses.