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

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

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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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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I was practicing in a class where we used sticks. My partner accidentally poked me in my eye with the butt end of his stick. I'm not sure if my eye was closed or not, but my contact lens popped out. My eye isn't red but there is pressure in the back.

I was practicing in a class where we used sticks. My partner accidentally poked me in my eye with the butt end of his stick. I'm not sure if my eye was closed or not, but my contact lens popped out. My eye isn't red but there is pressure in the back.

Probably OK: The stick probably grazed across the contact lens which removed it and it also protected your cornea from abrasion. If the vision is fine, the eye does not hurt and there is no redness - then you should be fine. Pressure is a common symptom and is probably unrelated. ...Read more

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Got shampoo in my eye and took the contact lens out. Put it in solution and back in my eye. Two days later, my eye is red and feels bruised. Problem?

C.L.O.W.S.: Contact lens over-wear syndrome is the generic term for a number of conditions, including sterile limbal infiltrates, limbus neovascularization and even upper lid problems such as giant papillary conjunctivitis. Take out your contacts, wear glasses instead, and see your eye doctor for an urgent care evaluation. Decrease your wearing time and/or switch to rigid gas permeable lenses. ...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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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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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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