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Doctor insights on: My Contact Lens Is Lost In My Eye

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Are contact lens good for your eyes?

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

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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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?

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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What is the most recommended contact lens for allergic eyes?

What is the most recommended contact lens for allergic eyes?

Solution not lens: Generally, we see that patients who have contact lens allergies are sensitive not to the lens but to the disinfection solutions. We usually attempt to transition patients to a hydrogen peroxide system and if necessary to daily disposables. Addressing environmental allergens is very important as well. ...Read more

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Does aything happen to lens or eyes if we use contact lens ocassionally?

Does aything happen to lens or eyes if we use contact lens ocassionally?

Generally no.: If your contact lenses are fitted well and your eyes tolerate the well. Then generally no major ocular problems develop. I advise that you continue with regular, annual eye exams if you continue wearing contacts. Also it's a good idea to have backup glasses. ...Read more

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Can you wear contact lens when your eyes are red?

Can you wear contact lens when your eyes are red?

Not a good idea: Redness is a sign of a problem. As a general rule, anytime your eye is red, the first that you need to do is to take the contact lens out. There is strong likelihood that the redness is due to the contacts and keeping it in will only aggravate the situation (although your eye may feel better wearing the contacts). See your eye md for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes get red when I use my contact lens?

Why do my eyes get red when I use my contact lens?

Dry, allergy, tight: Contact lens make dry eye worse, allergy to solution or contact and tight contacts can make your eye red. Its best to wear for a shorter time period and use dialy contact lenses. Please make sure you have the right fit. ...Read more

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Can I wear colored contact lens for dark brown eyes?

Yes: Just get them dispensed by an eye doctor. Optometrist or ophthalmologist. ...Read more