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My Contact Lens Is Lost In My Eye
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
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
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
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
You cant: Sorry. Read the box from which it came. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Lasik: Lasik eye surgery is your best bet. ...Read more
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
Go see your doctor.:
retained contact lens pieces can damage your eyes. You should schedule an appointment immediately with your current eye care provider. ...Read more
Work with your: Eye doctor. There are many treatment options to get the dry eye under control. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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