January 11, 2007

Removing a Stuck Contact Lens - The Easy Way

By Charlie Cory

Ok, it happens. Whatever the circumstances, you have a problem of removing a stuck contact lens. Maybe you thought you took the lens out, but in all the mess and slipperiness that accompanies contact lens insertion and removal, the lens pinged back into your eye.
..... and now you cannot find it
..... or you cannot grab it ....
..... or perhaps you did what I did once, and put two lenses in one eye and then spent an hour scouring the room for the missing one.
Removing a Stuck Contact Lens The Easy Way
If you use hard contact lenses, then perhaps the best way to place and remove contact lenses is to buy a contact lens plunger. The DMV original hard contact lens plunger is used with hard contact lenses. It is simple and effective for removing hard contact lenses. All you have to do is moisten the cup of the remover and gently place it squarely on the contact lens. The lens will adhere to the suction cup and will come off the eye easily.
If your lens is stuck, sometimes the problem can be caused by an inability to get adequate purchase with your fingers, especially as your eyes begin to tear. Remember that you can damage your lens or your eye by trying to pull the lens away from your eye with your fingers. The lens plunger will prove very useful under these circumstances.
Please note that this accessory cannot be used with soft contact lenses.
For soft lenses, you really need to use your fingers, but because the lenses are so malleable, you should be ok to manipulate the lens without damaging either the eye or the lens. You may need to hold your eyelid away from the eye with your other hand, because the lid will want to keep shutting, especially if it is starting to get irritated.
In both cases, it would be good to lubricate the eye first, to aid the removal of the lens. Sometimes it is purely the dryness of the eye that can cause the problem, especially if you have worn the lenses for a significant length of time. So adding some drops may well make the problem much easier to manage.
Some people worry that the lens can go behind the eye, which can exacerbate the removal problem. If you start to panic, you could hurt yourself.
It is impossible for the lens to go behind your eye, so please don't worry.
If you find yourself struggling, just keep adding drops to ease your discomfort, until you can get to a professional for help. If these means waiting overnight, then your eye can survive. Just make sure that you add plenty of lubrication to stop the lens becoming too dry.
The article was written by Charlie Cory, who is the owner of FX Eyes, a website dedicated to providing advice about buying special effects contact lenses online.
You can visit his website about special effects contact lenses.
Article Source: EzineArticles

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:34 AM

    Are you sure the contact is still in / on the eye? I feel like if it was there, the lubricating drops should have loosened it enough for you to slide it off and get the thing out. If it is truly stuck, you need to get to the optometrist immediately; this is an improper fit.


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