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Doctor insights on: Can Contact Lenses Go Behind The Eye

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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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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What to do if my contact lens is stuck behind my eye?

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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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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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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How do you stop your eyes watering when wearing contact lenses; how long will this keep going on?

How do you stop your eyes watering when wearing contact lenses; how long will this keep going on?

Irritation: Your eyes water when they are irritated. If they are being caused by the contacts, see your eye specialist as there may be other options to try that won't irritate your eyes as much. ...Read more

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How can you tell which contact lens goes in which eye?

How can you tell which contact lens goes in which eye?

Systematic method: The contact prescription will label the correct eye. Contact lens cases also label the correct eye, so you need to follow a systematic method in order to distinguish r and l. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have bad eyes can you skip glasses and go straight into contact lenses?

I'm just wondering, if you have bad eyes can you skip glasses and go straight into contact lenses?

Not recommended: Even if you choose to use contact lenses as your primary means of correcting your vision, you need to have a pair of glasses as well. This is because there are situations in which you cannot wear your contacts, and you must have a back-up. The glasses do not need to be new or even the best prescription, but usable so you can safely drive and work. ...Read more

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Are contact lenses bad for eyes?

Are contact lenses bad for eyes?

Depends, but mostly: On factors such as cleanliness, duration and frequency of use. Infection and allergic conjunctivitis can occur and are more likely if the lenses aren't taken care of properly or are over worn. So, they can be bad for the eyes if an infection develops. Hard contact lenses can temporarily change the shape of the cornea. Best to see a good eye specialist. ...Read more

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Contact lenses moves in my eyes, why is this?

Contact lenses moves in my eyes, why is this?

2 possibilities: Some movement of contact lenses is normal and desirable. Too much movement causes blurred vision and discomfort. Your eye doctor can evaluate whether the amount of movement is okay or if you need a different contact lens. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a contact lens to go around back of eyeball?

No: No path for displaced contact lens to get behind the eyeball, but common for it to get trapped and folded underneath the upper eyelid. An ophthalmologist can apply a mild stain drop called flourescein and easily see the cl and remove it. Often the patient thinks the lens is still in the eye when it has already fallen out. ...Read more

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I am using contact lenses. Sometimes my eyes goes dried that I couldn't saw anything after that. Suggest me what to do?

Re-wetting drops: You need to purchase re-wetting drops made specifically for contact lenses, and use them several times a day. Sometimes you may require changing to a different lens material that is better for dry eyes. Dry eyes and contact lens wear can cause serious problems such as corneal infections. Make sure you don't wear your lenses if they cause pain. And see an ophthalmologist if any pain persists. ...Read more

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What are the signs that my eyes are irritated from wearing contact lenses?

What are the signs that my eyes are irritated from wearing contact lenses?

Redness/ pain: Contacts commonly cause eye irritation, especially if worn for too long or if you sleep in them. Redness, blurred vision, pain, and overall irritation are common symptoms. The longer you wear your contacts, the worse it will get. It should feel better the longer your contacts are out. If your symptoms do not go away with the contacts out see your eye md as this may be a more serious problem. ...Read more

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Could contact lens give you eye problem?

Yes: There are a large number of problems that can be caused by contact lenses. This is why their use must be monitored by a professional. ...Read more

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What is the best contact lenses if dry eyes?

Contacts for dry eye: I like either oasys or proclear lenses for dry eye patients. ...Read more

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What's the best contact lenses for dry eyes?

Dry eye: Acuvue oasys or proclear lenses do well in dry eye patients. ...Read more

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Contact lenses make my eyes burn, what to do?

Stop wearing them: And see your eyecare provider for evaluation. Contact lenses should not be uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Will I need another eye exam for contact lens?

Will I need another eye exam for contact lens?

Maybe: Many eye care practitioners require an annual eye exam and contact lens fitting to renew contact lens prescriptions. Call your eye doctor to find out what is his/her policy on this matter. ...Read more