Frequent question: How do I know if my contact lens is still in?

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How do I know if my contact lense is still in my eye?

Usually if this happens, you will get the feeling that something is in your eye. Eye doctors call this feeling a foreign body sensation. If this occurs, you can usually find the lens by adding a few contact lens rewetting drops to your eye and then gently massaging your eyelid with your eye closed.

Can a contact lens go behind the eye?

It’s actually impossible for a contact lens to move behind your eye. A contact lens might get dislodged from its position and slide under your eyelid, but it’s easy to stroke it back into position using your finger. We’ll show you how to do this when you first buy contact lenses from your optician.

Will a stuck contact eventually come out?

Your eye should expel the lens eventually, but if you’re still freaking out, call your eye doc.

Can I sleep with a contact stuck in my eye?

Sleeping in contact lenses is dangerous because it drastically increases your risk of eye infection. While you’re sleeping, your contact keeps your eye from getting the oxygen and hydration it needs to fight a bacterial or microbial invasion.

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What do you do if a contact is lost in your eye?

If the stuck contact is off the center of your eye:

Gently massage your eyelid and blink frequently to move the lens to the center of your eye so you can remove it. If necessary, rinse your eye with sterile saline, multipurpose solution or rewetting drops to loosen the lens.

What to do if your contact falls out and you have no solution?

If the contact falls out, don’t attempt to re-insert it immediately. Instead, put some fresh saline into your case, place the contact in there, and then get to the nearest restroom to thoroughly wash your hands and the contact before reinserting. Never rinse contacts with tap water even in an emergency!

How do you get a contact out?

Press your finger against the bottom of the lens and slide it down. As you slide the lens down and further away from the center of your eye, it should easily slide out, or you can pinch it out with your thumb and forefinger.