It’s been a few years , but I had a friend in college who melted her contacts to her eyes. She was working with either infra or UV (memory fails) but the end result was due to not observing proper safety protocols. (As memory serves, eye protection was all she needed, a pair of safety glasses with filter)
If you are working with a LASER - then make darn sure that you are using PROPER EYE PROTECTION. DO NOT LOOK AT THE LASER!!!!, Make sure that the light is contained/aimed in such a way around your screen that it doesn’t shine directly on any eyes. Once you diffuse the beam with your finger or cylinder lens, not so bad, but looking at an intact IR laser beam is a recipe for pain.
If you are working with regular infraLEDs then it’s less of an issue, the light is generally diffused and not of sufficient quantity to damage your eyes. Having said that - I’m sure some superhero of a modder could put enough infraLEDs together to not only cook their eyes, but breakfast as well.