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Can contact lens slip back and be stuck behind the eyes?

Can contact lens slip back and be stuck behind the eyes?

No: The conjunctiva (the membrane that covers the eye) forms a continuous layer with the inside of the eyelid called the septum. This makes it impossible for a foreign object to get behind the septum to the back of the eyeball. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Contact Lens Use (Definition)

A contact lens is a thin plastic or glass lens that is fitted over the colored part of the eye. It may be used for corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic purposes. ...Read more


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I am a contact lens wearer with very dry eyes - getting back to full time contacts wear, what tips do you have for me?

I am a contact lens wearer with very dry eyes - getting back to full time contacts wear, what tips do you have for me?

No contacts : Contact lens use will make your eyes more dry. If you already have very dry eyes at your young age, you may have serious dry eye symptoms later on in life. Consider not wearing contacts, or seek medical treatment now for your dry eyes. ...Read more

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I switched my contact lens solution from bio true to opti free and now my eyes are really red. Have i created a problem? I will switch back.

Nope: You answered your own question. Very common to have allergic reactions to new contact lens products. Go back to the old solution or else switch to a daily disposable lens that requires no solutions, which is kind of nice. ...Read more

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Contact lens wearer with very dry eyes - how can I prevent dry eyes after getting back to wearing contacts full time?

Contact lens wearer with very dry eyes - how can I prevent dry eyes after getting back to wearing contacts full time?

Need evaluation: A medical eye exam should be able to determine the type of dry eye you suffer from and customize a treatment that will allow you to wear contact lenses. ...Read more

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I had a corneal ulcer 4 months back & have a corneal scar now. I hv -4.5 power both eyes.Can I wear my silicon hydrogel contact lens on few occasions?

I had a corneal ulcer 4 months back & have a corneal scar now. I hv -4.5 power both eyes.Can I wear my silicon hydrogel contact lens on few occasions?

Beware: Before you try to wear your contacts again, please see your eye doctor for a corneal evaluation. The corneal scar likely has changed the shape of the eye and you may require a new fitting. Wearing the wrong size contact lens may cause worse scarring or even infections! ...Read more

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What to do if my contact lens is stuck behind my eye?

Impossible: Contact lenses cannot get behind eyes. They can get stuck under the upper lid. Try flushing your eyes with a stream of water or eye wash. If this fails to dislodge the contact lens, then see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can a contact lens get stuck behind your eye?

Can a contact lens get stuck behind your eye?

No: The membrane that covered the white part of the eye extends up under the eyelid and then returns down as the inner lining of the eyelid. As such it creates a pocket up under the lid that will prevent a contact lens from going behind your eye. A contact lens can get stuck up in this fornix but it can be removed. ...Read more

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A piece of my contact lens is stuck behind my eye..What do you suggest to get it out?

A piece of my contact lens is stuck behind my eye..What do you suggest to get it out?

Go see your doctor.: Cecille, retained contact lens pieces can damage your eyes. You should schedule an appointment immediately with your current eye care provider. ...Read more

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What do I do if a contact lens get stuck in the back of my eye?

What do I do if a contact lens  get stuck in the back of my eye?

Can't happen: Contact lenses can get trapped under the upper lid, but it is impossible for them to get behind the eye. ...Read more