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I'm not sure if I've been able rt o remove my contact lens from my left eye. I did not feel it come out but I can't see it in my eye?

I'm not sure if I've been able rt o remove my contact lens from my left eye. I did not feel it come out but I can't see it in my eye?

Under the lid?: A rigid gas permeable contact lens can pop out more easily than a soft contact lens, but both can migrate under the upper lid. Try copious irrigation with a bottle of saline under the upper lid while tugging on the eyelashes to open up the superior conjunctival fornix. If it comes out, you'll know that is where it was. ...Read more

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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Are contact lens good for your eyes?

Yes and no: Contact lenses certainly help you see better without having to wear glasses. But you must take care to clean your lenses regularly. And remember, the eye was not meant to have anything touching it. Over time, your eyes may become dry, irritated and develop allergies to the contacts. There is also a risk for severe eye infection if proper hygiene is not practiced. ...Read more

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I put in my contact lens just now and I can't find it in my eyes. Should I keep blinking to see if it comes out?

I put in my contact lens just now and I can't find it in my eyes. Should I keep blinking to see if it comes out?

Probably is out: Usually when a person cannot find a lens in their eye it already fell out. The lens cannot go behind your eye, though sometimes a piece of a torn lens could be trapped behind the eyelid. A soft contact lens is too large to usually stay on the eye surface and not be on the cornea. So, you could look around to see if you can find it. If the vision is blurred, there is probably no lens there. ...Read more

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How to find out my contact lens eye power?

How to find out my contact lens eye power?

By examinarion: An eye exam, including a refraction, is the process by which a prescription for vision correction is rendered. A contact lens power is calculated from the refraction and vertex distance. An eye care professional is qualified to perform these measurements. ...Read more

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What is the best contact lens for dry eyes?

What is the best contact lens for dry eyes?

There isn't one: Don't think there is one. Some may be worse than others but acuvue oasys and coopervision biofinity are pretty good. A good fit is crucial though and depends on the curvature of the lens. These vary from lens to lens. I suppose the best one would technically be a scleral lens which is a hard lens. They also have the dual purpose of lubricatong the eye. Most people aren't that dry though. ...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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Can wearing contact lens inside out hurt eye sight?

Can wearing contact lens inside out hurt eye sight?

No: Wearing a soft contact lens won't damage your eye but it certainly will be blurry and the lens will be uncomfortable and move around a lot with each blink. ...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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What do I do if I have a contact lens stuck in my eye?

See yout doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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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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Contact lens have trouble seeing with one eye, what to do?

Contact lens have trouble seeing with one eye, what to do?

Return to eye doc: If you are having trouble with your vision, visit your eye doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you buy non-prescribed contact lens online without an eye test?

Possibly: It would not be safe for your eyes though! You need to ensure proper fit, so they do not damage your eyes or lead to infections. ...Read more

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Could certain contact lens brand effect your eye or make them worse?

Could certain contact lens brand effect your eye or make them worse?

Contact lens: Like other items (clothes, shoes, etc) fitting on the eye may vary from one manufacturer to another. Which may cause discomfort, or if really bad, increase the risk for severe conditions like corneal ulcer. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove a contact lens that u lost in your eye?

What is the best way to remove a contact lens that u lost in your eye?

Patience: The most common thing is for the lens to fold over itself, and get stuck in the upper, outer recess. Try with your thumb to lift up the outer upper lid while you look down and in - and hold this for 15 seconds. If you have tried hard in general to remove it, and fail, it might be already out and your feeling of the lens is due to eye irritation. Have a friend look in strong light at that point. ...Read more

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Can I use contact lens solution instead of those costly drops for dry eyes?

Not recommended: Contact lens solution is not formulated for this purpose. If you want to decrease costs, buy the generic lubricant eye drops. ...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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Is it possible for a certain contact lens brand to effect your eye or make them worse?

Contact lenses: Usually are very comfortable and provide excellent vision. If you are having problems, it may be related to the brand of contacts or possibly if the powers are incorrect. Your eye doctor can try different options to see if this will help your eyes do better. ...Read more

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If someone pushes on their eyeball trying to remove a contact lens can it cause glaucoma?

If someone pushes on their eyeball trying to remove a contact lens can it cause glaucoma?

No: Glaucoma is not caused by pushing on the eye though pushing can raise the pressure in the eye momentarily. ...Read more

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Can a contact lens get lost in an eye, it was so dry when eye was rubbed it got lost inside eye, what should I do?

Yes: Contact lenses can get lost in the conjunctival fornix and can be found by careful examination and removed with little effort. ...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?

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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Something flew in my eye yesterday and now the contact lens in that eye is blurry. What can I do to make it not blurry?

Take out lens: I assume you are wearing some type of long wearing lens. When something flew into the eye and you could feel it, then flushing the eye with water or contact lens wetting solution would be the first step. If the material was still felt, then the lens should be removed. Now that blur has set in, remove the lens and if the eye is red, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I sent an earlier question. A resolving stye. My eyes are currently dry and I am wondering if I can use my Blink contact lens rewetting drops?

I sent an earlier question. A resolving stye. My eyes are currently dry and I am wondering if I can use my Blink contact lens rewetting drops?

We can't cross-: Reference your previous question. However, an eye doctor or general medical provider may read your question and be able to answer. We are volunteers and so we log on and off as we have time. Probably most providers are working right now - so it might take a while to get an answer. Hang in there. ...Read more

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I have a tiny white dot on my pupil after wearing an old contact lens accidentally. My eyes are less red now but what can I do to treat it myself?

Corneal ulcer: This is a serious bacterial infection that needs to be treated with strong antibiotic drops. See an ophthalmologist right away. Save the contact lens so it can be cultured if necessary. ...Read more

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Why can't I see out of my left eye with my contact lens? (even got a new one). I can see perfectly fine with my glasses.

Wrong Rx: The prescription is not equivalent to your glass rx. If this was a refill of your present cl rx, they made a mistake. Have your eye physician take a look to figure out the problem. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm using eye glass from two year. But now I want to try eye contact lens. But I don't know is contact lens is good?

What do you advise if I'm using eye glass from two year. But now I want to try eye contact lens. But I don't know is contact lens is good?

Ask eye doc: Your eye doctor can advise you on this. You will need to see him/her to be fit in contact lenses. There are many types of contact lenses available. ...Read more