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3 Tips for Removing a Contact Lens That's Stuck in Your Eye April 12, 2019

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3 Tips for Removing a Contact Lens That's Stuck in Your Eye, Greece, New York

Getting a contact lens stuck in your eye can be uncomfortable and irritating. The good news is that it's structurally impossible for a person to lose one in their eye or to have a contact roll to the back of the eyeball. Nonetheless, a stuck lens can be an unpleasant experience. Below are some suggestions for getting it unstuck.

How to Remove a Stuck Contact Lens

1. Move the Eye in the Opposite Direction

If the lens is stuck on one of the edges of the eye, move the eyeball in the opposite direction. Oftentimes, you will be able to feel where the lens is stuck. Simply open the eye wide, hold it open with your fingers, and look in the opposite direction as far as you comfortably can. If this doesn't dislodge the lens on the first try, blink a few times and try again.

2. Rewet the Eye

contact lensesIn many cases, a lens will stick to the eye due to a lack of moisture. This often happens as a result of falling asleep while wearing the lenses or from being in an exceptionally dry environment for an extended period of time. Apply a few drops of contact lens rewetting drops to get a better grip on it. You can also use a couple of drops of plain contact lens solution.

3. Massage the Eyelids

Contact lenses often get caught up under the flap of the eyelid. If the eye is particularly dry, they tend to stick easily. If you suspect that your contact is in the eyelid, close it and gently massage the closed lid for a few seconds. Then, open and blink several times. Repeat this process as needed.

 

With a little patience and fortitude, a contact lens will usually come out with no trouble. If you can’t get it out on your own, contact the optometrists at Reed Eye Associates. With six locations in Monroe County, NY, they are dedicated to providing the highest level of eye care. Some of their services include eye exams and testing, prescription glasses and contact lenses, and glaucoma treatment. Call (585) 544-6680 or visit them online to schedule an appointment.

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