Can Contacts Freeze? And Other Winter Eye Care Questions

February 2, 2015 1:14 PM

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Can Contacts Freeze? And Other Winter Eye Care Questions

Winter can be a tough season for our eyes, with the season's cold, dry temperatures, heavy winds, and harmful UV rays reflecting off snow and ice. Eyes require moisture, but during wintertime, there's little to be found. Outdoors, there's less humidity, and indoors, we dry up our homes blasting the heater. Because I hear the largest number of complaints about dry, uncomfortable eyes during winter, I've compiled a few winter eye care questions you can relate to and may find interesting.

Do Contacts Freeze? No. Winter's cold, dry air might irritate your contacts, but you needn't worry about them freezing or sticking to your eye. The military looked into this in an early '80s study, in which they fitted rabbits with hard contact lenses and exposed them to minus 90 Fahrenheit temperat...

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