What do you do if you lose a contact in your eye?
If your contact is in the center of your eye:
- Rinse the stuck contact and your eye for a few seconds with a steady stream of sterile saline, multipurpose contact lens solution or contact lens rewetting drops.
- Close your eye and gently massage your upper eyelid until you feel the lens move.
What happens if contact lens goes behind eye?
For new contact lens wearers, a common worry is that a lens will become dislodged, and potentially move behind the eye and become stuck. Although it’s possible for a contact lens to get stuck to the surface of your eye, the good news is that there’s simply no way it can get lost, or trapped at the back.
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.
Will a lost contact eventually come out?
(Your contact can’t actually get “lost” behind your eye because of the structure of your eye and eyelid, so keep looking and rinsing. If you really can’t find a contact lens or can’t get it out, call your eye doctor.) Usually, you and your eyes will be fine–but not always.
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!