- Newbie contact lens wearer – having problems.
Today I rubbed my left eye and the contact lens was no longer on the eye, didn’t see it fall out and now I’ve put in another lens, so I can see again.Posted 5 years ago
Hubby has worried my by saying they sometimes could get trapped between theeye and lid.
Shirley I would know this. Feel a bit stupid if I’m walking around with 2 lenses in one eye and don’t like the thought of the original one being still in there.PeterStarkissMember
Sometimes you can squish them to such an extent that they sit in the corner of your eye but a good close inspection in the mirror will show that up.
It’s quite an achievement to put two lenses in at the same time, I did it once after leaving them in all night and my vision was all over the shop. I think you would know if you had two lenses in.
Chances are the first lens sprung out and you didn’t find it, happens quite a bit when you first start wearing them.Posted 5 years agoOnzadogSubscriber
I remember a story at university about a chap who’d returned to digs one night, a little worse for wear. removed the lens from his right eye, the the left. being very drunk, he the went to remove the contact lens from his right eye. Spent a good thirty minutes pulling and prodding at his eye ball trying to remove a contact lens that wasn’t there. Apparently, according to the story, he made a bit of a mess of his eye and ending up with lots of creams and an eye pat h while it healed.Posted 5 years agojoeeggMember
If its higher up in your eye close the lid then massage the area where the contact lens is stuck slowly and softly towards the centre of your eyeball.This should move the lens to the centre of your eye and remove it as normal.Works every time for me feels more comfortable than poking about on the surface of the eye.Posted 5 years agoT666DOMSubscriber
If you can get it out SAFELY then that’s fine. However you can do more damage prodding and poking,trying to remove it. If it proves too hard to remove go and see the optometrist who supplied them. I often take lenses/pieces of lenses out for my patients, it’s a quick job to do.
Comments above about being aware of a lens under the lid, I once saw a lady wearing monthly disposable lenses, she’d been on holiday about 2 months previously and had been wearing daily disposables, occasionally she thought she hadnt got a whole lens out, when I looked under her lid there was 8 BIG chunks of daily CLs, clearly from a few different lenses. I couldnt believe she didn’t know they were there!!!Posted 5 years ago
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