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Since 1977

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Many school and industrial laboratories prohibit the wearing of contact lenses in the laboratory. The fear is that chemicals splashed in the eye may wick under the contact lens due to capillary action. The chemicals will then be held in close contact against the surface of the cornea, possibly causing permanent eye damage. This phenomenon can be easily demonstrated.

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