How do I remove a soft contact lens that is stuck to my eye?

How do I remove a soft contact lens that is stuck to my eye featured

Don’t Panic

The first thing you should do if you find yourself in this situation is to try to remain calm. Panicking will only make the situation worse and can cause your eye to become more irritated. Take a deep breath, and try to relax before attempting to remove the stuck contact lens.

Wash Your Hands

Before attempting to remove the lens, it’s essential to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. This helps to ensure that your hands are clean and free of any bacteria that could cause an infection. Dry your hands with a clean towel, then proceed to the next step.

Apply Eye Drops

Put a few drops of saline eye drops or artificial tears in your eye to help lubricate the lens and make it easier to remove. Wait a few seconds to allow the eye drops to work before proceeding to the next step.

Gently Massage Your Eyelid

While looking in a mirror, gently massage your eyelid to try to move the lens to the center of your eye. Place your finger on the outside of your eyelid and gently pull your eyelid towards your ear. Use your other hand to move your contact lens towards the center of your eye. Once the lens is centered, you can try to remove it using your fingertips or a suction cup.

Seek Help If Needed

If you’ve tried all of the above steps and still can’t remove the stuck contact lens, do not continue to try to remove it. Instead, seek help from your optometrist or ophthalmologist. They have specialized tools and equipment that can help remove the lens without causing any damage to your eye.

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