How to Remove a Stuck or Lost Contact Lens from Your Eye

Contact lenses are a good alternative to spectacles. They are, nevertheless, delicate, which requires delicacy while handling them. Is it possible for a contact to become stuck in your eye? The answer is yes, but there is more to it. With a little care, contact lenses are incredibly easy to handle. Let's look at what to do if a contact becomes stuck or breaks in your eye.

First thing first, you should wash your hands before removing the stuck contact lenses no matter what. Do so thoroughly, and then dry your hands with a lint-free towel. You want to be certain that pollutants do not worsen the current problem. When you've done that, you're ready to find out where your contact is.

When using a soft contact lens, the lens may fold in half and detach from the cornea if you touch your eyes or are poked in the eye. The folded lens may become trapped under your top eyelid and appear to have vanished. When this happens, you usually have the sensation that something is in your eye. If this happens, you can typically find the contact lens by putting a few drops of saline solution in your eye and gently rubbing your eyelid while closing your eye. The folded lens will usually move to a place on your eye where you can see it and remove it.

Even after following the steps above, your contact lens may become stuck. If the condition occurs, try repeating the previous steps a few times more. Remember to blink often when rinsing your eyes. This allows the lens to wet and slide away from the eye. Don't get discouraged or concerned if the lens remains stuck even after numerous attempts. It may take many tries and up to 15 minutes for the lens to be rehydrated. To remove a stuck contact lens, you must be patient. However, as soon as it moves freely, remove the lens as usual.

However, if these methods do not work, you should see your doctor. He or she can assist you with removing your lens in a safe and effective way. It is preferable to pay for this rather than pay for treatment to repair any damage.

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