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Removing stuck contact lens can be difficult. Removing stuck contact lens can also be uncomfortable.

If you have a problem removing stuck contact lens, do not panic. Removing stuck contact lens can be relatively easy if you remain calm and have a plan.

Begin removing stuck contact lens by washing your hands and make sure the drain in the sink is closed. Put your index finger on your lower eyelid and pull the eyelid down. Continue removing stuck contact lens by touching the lower edge of the contact lens with the tip of a finger. Try removing stuck contact lens by looking up and trying to slide the lens down toward the white of your eye.

Removing stuck contact lens at this point can be tricky if it is truly stuck. Try looking up and holding the lens under your index finger. Move your thumb and try to compress the lens carefully between your thumb and index finger. Removing stuck contact lens may become rather aggravating so use some patience and try a few re-wetting drops.

When you are removing stuck contact lens and you wear hard contacts you can try using a plunger. You will not have any luck removing stuck contact lens if they are the soft variety.

Back to removing stuck contact lens of the hard variety with a plunger. This works well and is very effective. You moisten the cup of the plunger and place it right on top of the lens. The lens should be easily removed because it will stick to the plunger. Removing stuck contact lens this way usually is the best plan.

When you have soft contacts, removing stuck contact lens is a little trickier. You have to use your fingers and just keep lubricating your eye.

Removing stuck contact lens is not much fun but it can be done. If you really have a serious problem removing stuck contact lens, contact your ophthalmologist.


Today I had two contact lenses in the same eye (don't ask) and could not get them out even with the help of some family members. They were stuck together and lubricating drops just got the pair to move together, but not out.

After watching the demo of professional contact lens removal tools over on good old YouTube, I got inspired and decided to use a pair of latex gloves. I kept them dry, touched the lenses, squeezed, and Bingo! out on the first try.

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How do you get contact lens out of eye one the eye had dried out and the contact is stuck to the eye?

A contact lens rests on the tear layer of the eye. If the tear layer has evaporated and the contact lens is stuck to the eye, SEEK IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. Never try removing a contact lens which is stuck to the eye. An Optometrist or Ophthalmologist is your best bet of removing the contact lens safely without damaging the cornea of your eye.

What part of the eye is similar to a contact lenses?

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I have a prosthetic eye. It's like a contact lens, and it goes in similar to a contact lens

Why do i have one blue eye and one gray blue eye?

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Can you lose your contact lens inside your head forever?

It is not physically possible for a contact lens to disappear inside your head or get behind your eye (trust me, I used to be a contact lens fitter!). It is, however, possible for lenses to get stuck in the eye or under the rim of the eyelids and this can cause serious problems if not removed properly. See your optometrist immediately.

What are the contact lens placed on in the eye?

On the eye ball (pupil)

How do you prevent contact lens to get stuck?

you should always try to keep them moist before you put them on and during you have them on eye drops help while on

How do you remove a contact lens that is lost in your eye?

The most common place for the lost contact lens in the eye is the upper recess of the conjunctiva. First begin by everting the lower lid and then the upper lid against a cotton bud, remove it gently. If you find pain in removing it or you can't find it, leave it to doctor.

Can you lose a contact lens in your eye?

Sometimes the contact lens will just slip into the corner of your eye or fold on your eye (trust me, this has happened to me). You just need to take it off and put in on your eye again.

Why does your contact lens move in your eye?

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Where can I find an inexpensive contact lens eye exam I do not have insurance.?

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Firstly Wash your hands properly before wearing contact lens. Then Gently shake your lens case containing the storage solution, to loosen the contact lens should it be stuck. Slide the lens out of its case and into the palm of your hand. Rinse thoroughly with the appropriate contact lens solution.Place the contact lens on the tip of your index or middle finger, which should be dry or mostly dry.With the fingers and thumb of your other hand, simultaneously pull up on your upper eyelid and down on your lower eyelid.Position the lens on your eye while looking upward or forward, whichever you find to be easier. Gently close your eye, roll your eyes in a complete circle to help the lens settle, and then blink.Look closely in the mirror to make sure the lens is centered on your eye. If it is, the lens should be comfortable and your vision should be clear.

Can you go to sleep if you can't remove a contact lens?

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Can contact lens fall out?

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How do you put a contact lens in?

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How can you tell if your contact lens is still in your eye?

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