Is it possible to lose a contact in your eye?

Losing a contact lens in your eye simply can’t happen. You can’t lose a contact lens in your eye. … The thin, moist lining of your inner eye, called the conjunctiva, prevents a lost lens. The conjunctiva is a nifty little shield in your eye.

Can you lose a contact in your eye and not feel it?

While you now know that it is not possible for your contact lens to get lost behind your eye, you may have still experienced the feeling of the lens being lost in your eye. … The lens is capable of getting stuck under your upper eyelid, but this does not mean that the lens is lost behind your eye.

How do I know if my contact lense is still in my eye?

Signs You May Have a Contact Stuck In Your Eye

  1. You’re experiencing a burning sensation in one or both of your eyes.
  2. You have red, irritated eyes.
  3. You’re experiencing a sharp, scratching pain.
  4. It’s difficult to open your eyes without experiencing pain or irritation.

What do you do if you lose a contact in your eye?

If your contact is in the center of your eye:

  1. Rinse the stuck contact and your eye for a few seconds with a steady stream of sterile saline, multipurpose contact lens solution or contact lens rewetting drops.
  2. Close your eye and gently massage your upper eyelid until you feel the lens move.
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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.