Question: What to do when your contact gets stuck behind your eye?

What happens if a contact lens goes behind your eye?

Your contact lens can’t go very far, and this won’t cause permanent damage. It might seem like your contact just rolled behind your eye and is now swimming back toward your brain, but it’s not. … “If the eye is irritated, there can be [microscopic tears] and microorganisms can get into your eye,” causing an infection.

Can a contact get permanently stuck in your eye?

Contact lenses can get stuck behind your eye permanently.

MYTH: Contacts can get stuck under your eyelid, but it’s impossible for them to go behind your eye. Your eyelids connect to your eye forming a barrier that prevents objects from going “behind” it.

How do you know if a contact is stuck behind your 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.

Will a contact lens eventually come out?

Usually when someone asks, “Can contacts get lost in your eye?” they are wondering if it’s possible for a contact lens to become dislodged from the front of the eye and get lost or trapped behind the eye. Here’s good news: That’s impossible.

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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.