My contact lens ripped in half when I tried to take it out. Half has been stuck in my eye overnight, and does not want to come out. I've tried eye drops, water aplshed in my eye, rubbing my eye. I suppose I'll have to go to the doctor. Any other suggestions?
It is harmful to leave a contact lens in the eye for months to years. Even if it's pushed way back up under the lid where you can't feel it, the contact can damage your eye muscles or the muscle that holds the eye lid up.
A similar issue has arised with me today. I slept in my conatacts overnight due to forgetfulness, and now my left contact will Not come out. It feels like a sticker in on my eye. I've tried using solution (a good half bottle ), a long shower, washing my face, and holding a hot cloth over my closed eye. Still yet the contact feels the same way. I can feel the edge of the contact in my eye but it is very hard to see it. I would like to avoid going to a doctor, but it looks like thats the only thing left I can do.
First check to see if your vision is "good", if it is then the contact is in and on the cornea. If the vision is "bad" then the contact is either not in the eye or not on the cornea. We see patients all the time that think the contact lens is in the eye when its really come out. It's easy to scratch or damage the cornea if you're trying to take out a not really there contact.
IF you think the contact is still there and you've tried wetting solution every 5 minutes for 20 minutes to rehydrate it and it won't come out head immediately to whoever fit you. They should be able to determine if its still in and if it is to get it out.
Recently the contact lens in my right eye became so stuck to my eye that i had a lot of problems getting it out I ended up ripping the contact lens right in half finally after much scratching of my right pupil I managed to get the other part out successfully, not so successfully in the morning I had double vision in my right eye. Did I manage to scratch the cornea?? THis has happened to me before about 3 yrs ago and i ended having to go to my GP and he gave me some drops for my eye I realize that this is hard to diagnose but am i experiencing the same thing that I had 3 yrs ago?
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