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Doctor insights on: How Do I Get Soft Contacts Out Without Touching My Eyeball

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How do I get soft contacts out without touching my eyeball?

How do I get soft contacts out without touching my eyeball?

Correct technique: The soft lens sits atop your eyeball and if you grasp or slide it properly, you need not touch your eye at all. Sit down with a friend who is an experienced contact wearer and he/she can show you the proper technique. Gets to be totally routine. ...Read more

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How long does it take after taking a contact lens eye exam to get your contacts made and ready?

How long does it take after taking a contact lens eye exam to get your contacts made and ready?

Contacts: This would depend on the type of contact lens. Hard contact lenses have to be specially made and fitted. Soft contact lenses are stocked in vials are readily available to all parameters usually. ...Read more

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I get a red rash above my left eye and I've narrowed it to wearing contact lenses. I've switched cleaning solutions could my contacts be doing this?

I get a red rash above my left eye and I've narrowed it to wearing contact lenses. I've switched cleaning solutions could my contacts be doing this?

Probably not: 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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Do soft contacts take awhile to adjust to eye?

Yes: You have to be started on a incremental increasing wear of soft contact lenses. They do adapt faster than gas permeable hard lenses, but still need some adjustment. ...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

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Can you get contact lenses stuck in your eye without feeling it?

Can you get contact lenses stuck in your eye without feeling it?

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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Just started wearing contact lens. How soon do I get over feeling something in my eye?

Just started wearing contact lens. How soon do I get over feeling something in my eye?

Depends: If you have dry eyes or if it doesn't fit, never. If you are able to wear contact lenses with adequate tears and assuming its soft contact lenses that fit well, it should feel comfortable at least in 15 min, at most 30 min. If its not comfortable beyond that, i'd get it checked again. ...Read more

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My contact lens keeps getting stuck to my left eye. I've tried new contacts and they keep getting stuck. What's wrong with my eye?

Dryness, allergy: The most common causes of contact lenses getting stuck to the eye are dryness and allergy, especially when the patient sleeps in the contacts.Some contacts can be the wrong curvature for a patient's eye, causing an increased risk of sticking. An examining eye specialist might recommend wetting drops, allergy drops, systemic allergy meds, a different curvature of contact lens, or going without. ...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