So recently I have been cooking with red chillies for the first time in my life. I also wear contact lenses. Within a day or two of my chili binge, I have noticed that when I put my contacts in in the morning, my eyes burn like hell. I know that it is related to the chillies. The thing is, I am kind of a clean freak; so in the time interval between eating dinner and putting my contacts in in the morning, I will have scrubbed my hands at least 3 times. I am hypothesizing that one of two things (or both) is happening here: 1) No matter how much I scrub, some chile oils remain, kind like how garlic stays on the fingers after cutting, no matter how much you scrub (except I can't smell the chillies). 2) I have been eating at least one chili a day for the last week or two and hence I am "perspiring" some of the chemicals from the chillies. What do you guys think? Any other possibilities? I am sure it has to do with the chillies.