How to get a contact out from behind your eyelid

Lift your eyelid.

  • To do this, use a cotton tip and press down on the middle of the eyelid while pulling the eyelashes forward away from the eye.
  • Tip your head backward. You should be able to see the contact lens if it is stuck under the lid. Carefully pull it out from underneath your eyelid.
  • You may need the help of a friend or family member to do this.

How do you remove contacts from your eye?

If the contact stuck in your eye is off the center of your eye, move your eye in the opposite direction of where you think the lens may be. For example, if you think the lens is stuck under your upper eyelid, look down. Gently massage your eyelid and blink frequently to move the lens to the center of your eye so you can remove it.

What to do if your eye is stuck in contact?

If this happens, use a steady stream of sterile saline, multipurpose contact lens solution, or contact lens rewetting drops to irrigate the stuck contact and your eye for a few seconds. Once done, close your eye and carefully massage your upper eyelid until you can feel the lens start to move.

How do you know if your eye is bumped?

Sometimes, if you rub your eyes or get bumped in the eye when wearing a soft contact lens, the lens might fold in half and dislodge from the cornea. The folded lens might get stuck under your upper eyelid so that it seems to have disappeared. Usually if this happens, you will get the feeling that something is in your eye.

How to get a stuck lens out of your eye?

Lift your eyelid. If the lens is still stuck and you think it may be lodged under your eyelid, try gently lifting the lid away from your eye and turning it inside out. To do this, use a cotton tip and press down on the middle of the eyelid while pulling the eyelashes forward away from the eye. Tip your head backward.

How do you get contacts out of Your Eyes?

Pinch the contact lightly between your thumb and forefinger and slowly pull it off your eye. If you wear soft contacts, it will bunch up and be easy to pluck from the eye. However, if you wear hard contacts, use one finger to pull the lip of the contact up to remove it from your eye.

How do you get contact out of your eye?

If an off-center soft contact lens remains stuck far behind your eyelid, try putting a new contact lens on the eye and blink normally. This can help “draw out” the stuck lens to the center of the eye where it can be easily removed.

How do I know if my contacts are still in my eye?

You should be able to tell if a contact is still in there by looking at the area of your eye where the dark and the white parts come together, advises Dr. Le. If you still don’t see it, flip your upper eyelid to see if it’s hiding up there, then try saline drops to flush it out.

How do you remove contact lenses easily?

There are several quick ways to remove your contact lenses. The first way is by using your fingers to gently grab the contact lens. With your non-dominant hand use your index and thumb finger in the form of a C-shape to open up your eye. Then use your index finger and thumb finger of your dominant hand to gently pinch the contact lens.