Best answer: What happens if you lose a soft contact lens in your eye?

If this occurs, you can usually find the lens by adding a few contact lens rewetting drops to your eye and then gently massaging your eyelid with your eye closed. In most cases, the folded lens will move to a position on your eye where you can see it and remove it.

Is it dangerous if contact gets lost in your eye?

The simplest answer is no, a stuck contact lens is not dangerous, even if it’s in the eye for an extended period of time. With that said, there are other things to consider. The issue it poses is that it is very uncomfortable. A dislodged contact can cause red, itchy eyes, and even some pain or discomfort.

Will a lost contact lens eventually come out?

Your eye should expel the lens eventually, but if you’re still freaking out, call your eye doc.

Can a soft lens go behind the eye?

Thankfully not! While contact lenses can slide in any direction from our cornea, the conjunctival fornix (see image above) prevents lenses from going “behind the eye.” While the lens may seem stubbornly out of position, the contact should return to its normal position after blinking and natural eye movements.

Can contact roll to the back of your eye?

It’s actually impossible for a contact lens to move behind your eye. A contact lens might get dislodged from its position and slide under your eyelid, but it’s easy to stroke it back into position using your finger.

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What to do if you can’t get a contact out?

If you can see a contact lens in your eye but can’t remove it, don’t try to pull the lens off. Instead, first put a few drops of saline solution or lubricating eye drops into your eye. Wash your hands before trying to slide or gently pinch the contact out of your eye.