Melting contact lenses?
Asked Aug 12, 2008, 02:25 PM
I received a forwarded email that advised people who wear contacts to keep away from very hot heat sources (i.e. fires). Supposedly some guy's contact lenses melted when he was BBQ-ing, which caused him to become blind.
I'm rather skeptical about this message (as I am with most forwards of this kind... who makes these things up!! A lot of them are obviously fake!), so I looked up the materials and melting point of contact lenses (both rigid gas permeable/hard and hydrogel/soft kinds) online but didn't find much information.
(Found something about sanitizing contacts at approx. 98 deg. C... )
I was wondering if anyone can advise on the likelihood of contacts melting in one's eyes...