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Can Contact Lenses Go Behind The 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
Can be either: Try changing both.Get a more detailed answer ›
Carefully: It can be difficult to insert contact lenses when the opening between the lids, or the eyeball itself, is smaller than average. Contact lenses do come in differing diameters, and a smaller one may be a bit easier. Usually your eye doctor will have an individual who is experienced at teaching the use of contacts in the office, and they can offer advice about technique of insertion and removal. ...Read more
Patience, Spread em': Make sure your hands are clean and dry. Use your thumb and forefinger on your opposite hand to hold your eye lids open. Place the lens on the end of your forefinger, like a cup, with a drop of wetting solution. Spreading your eyelids with the one hand, in one move bring the cupped lens to your eye and just barely tap /touch the lens to your eye. Drop sinside should grab the eye and connect. ...Read more
It can be!: Contact lenses often provide better vision than the glasses but if not used properly, it can be very harmful to the eye. It should be removed every day and never sleep with them. Over use can lead to an infection of the cornea and can lead to blindness. In which case, you will need a corneal transplant surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Irritant rxn ??: Some people are sensitive to one or more of the components of a contact solution & will develop irritation any time they use it. Continued use will likely lead to more inflammation & discomfort. Switching back to one without the component should end the issue but it may take several days & require you stop using the contacts for a while for it to heal. ...Read more
Can Astigmatism in one eye cause the eyelid to droop? Or does wearing outdated prescription lenses or contacts cause drooping eyelids?
It changes shape: The lens is elastic and is suspended under tension in the eye. There is a circular muscle attached to the lens. When this muscle contracts, the circle gets smaller. This causes the tension to be less on lens. It's natural elasticity makes it become more round. This increases the refraction power. ...Read more
Sometimes: A soft lens can sometimes fold over itself and end up under the upper, outer lid. When it does this the vision of course is disturbed and most times you will feel the lens. But some do not feel it. If you suspect this, pull the upper outer lid with your thumb up and out and look down and in for 10-15 seconds and usually the lens will slide out of its recess. ...Read more
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