contacts for the first time.. eye probs, any optometry or frequent wearers?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Sometimes contacts can get stuck up under your upper eyelid. They can fold themselves in half and sometimes you can’t even feel them there. I once ‘lost’ a contact and got out a new one, wore it all day and finally found them both when I pulled them out of my eye that night >.< I usually pull my eyelid up and away from my eye when that happens and blink a lot which usually brings the contact down to where you can grab it.

Post # 4
2756 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Do you know for sure that it didn’t fall out? They can be sneaky sometimes.

Post # 5
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Hey! I used to be an optician, and the first thing I will tell you is not to worry at all! Contacts are designed to stay at the front of your eye where the cornea is. Sometimes, they do tend to fold up and stick behind your eyelid, but your eyes are great at rejecting things, so it would come out somewhat quickly. If it was your first time wearing contacts, I would venture to guess that it fell out due to dryness and/or a bad fit, because if it were still in your eye ANYWHERE, you would most definitely feel it. I’ve had contacts pop out on me randomly (usually due to extremely dry eyes) – don’t worry about it!

Post # 6
9207 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

Yes I used to have this happen a fair bit, with a fair bit of rubbing and blinking, it will come back out though, after a few hours at most. I have no idea where it goes though!

Post # 7
2338 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016


Yep, i’ve lost contacts many times!

Rest assured, your eye is not a direct pathway to your brain and your contact can only be in one of three places- on top of the cornea where it’s supposed to, behind the eyelid chilling where it’s not supposed to be, or hanging out on the ground/mirror/sink some place outside the eye where you lost it!

Don’t pull at your eye trying to find it. Just relax (getting stressed about it is the worst thing you can do.) If you are unable to find it, tomorrow go back to your optometrist and tell them you may have lost your contact but you just wanted to make sure it’s not still in your eye. They’ll look for you, and let you know if it’s there or not! 

Post # 8
550 posts
Busy bee

What type of contacts to you have? I’ve worn both soft and rigid and have been wearing contacts daily for 14 years. I mainly wear the rigid as they don’t make soft one strong enough to correct my eyes. Yay me. As to your question, I completely get where you’re coming from, I did ‘lose’ a soft contact once. What I did was walk away, sat down and listened to some music to calm me down. While I was sitting, my vision popped back when my contact naturally slid back into place. I can honestly say though I was very nervous. But I agree with other pp, it will come back, just keep blinking!

Enjoy your contacts!

Post # 9
1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I tore a contact once and a piece was “lost” in my eye. I panicked and called my optometrist and he told me to wear my glasses and wait. Sure enough, it emerged randomly a few hours later. 

Just call your doctor if you’re worried about it. It might have fallen out though, they can without you seeing where it went.

Post # 10
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

If it’s in there, you’ll feel it. Usually, I’m convinced that it’s still in my eye and 10 minutes later I’ll find it on my shirt or on the floor. Like PP said, they’re sneaky little things!

Post # 11
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@elliptical2013:  Whenever I get a contact stuck in my eye and can’t get to it, I put some drops in my eye and let it work its way out. But I can always feel it (unlike some of the previous posters), so I’m not much help there. But there have been several times where I’ve been trying to figure out where the contact went in my eye and then hours later realized it had fallen out and was on the floor/sink/dresser/etc. Good luck – don’t stress too much! I hope you’ve figured it out by now since it’s been a few hours 🙂

Post # 13
602 posts
Busy bee

I had that happen once… It fell out, but it felt like it was still there. The worst that can happen in my experience is that if you rub it, it can slide around to the side, but you can work it back out from there with a bit of patience.

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