I often see people with painful scratches all over the eye from trying to REMOVE a contact that IS NOT THERE. I would make very sure that the contact is not there and the only way you can do that is by carefully evaluating your vision to see if the desired contact effect is there. If you really think it is there and can't get it out, flood it with lots of sterile contact lens solution and try not to gouge your eyes. See an ophthalmologist if you have pain, or vision loss or redness or other signs of infection.
Here's an emergency technique you can try: Close your right eye and then apply light pressure to the inner and outer corners of your eye socket (with one finger on inner corner and another on outer.) This will usually push the contact back into wearing position. Apply re-wetting drops or a couple of drops of wetting/saline solution before removing.
Hope this works. It would be a downer to spend Xmas day in the ER.
I would recommend that you use tear drops to try to move the contact lens before trying to remove it. If you still cannot assess, look in high power magnifying mirror. You can always seek care at an urgent care to help.
Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California
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