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Cooking Tip For Contact Lens Wearers!

Updated: Oct 28, 2022

A picture of an onion, sliced.
"Onions have layers, ogres have layers." - Shrek

One of our favourite tricks when cutting onions: wear contact lenses!

You won't tear up as much, and you'll look like a pro in the kitchen! *chef's kiss*


Why does this work?

Our corneas have lots of embedded nerves which make them one of the most sensitive parts of our body. Wearing contact lenses can shield these nerves from the chemicals released when foods like onions or hot peppers are cut, and make our eyes less sensitive (temporarily)!

Added benefit? If you're wearing contacts, you don't have to worry about your glasses steaming up when cooking! Bon appetit!


If you've never tried contact lenses and would like to give them a go, we recommend booking an exam with one of our doctors so that you learn how to safely use contact lenses, and end up with a proper fit for your eyes.

By Dr. Peter Chan, OD.


Stay tuned for more tips, tricks, and answers to your frequently answered questions! In the meantime, if you haven’t had your eyes checked in a while, why not use our handy exam request form and make an appointment with one of our friendly optometrists?

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