Sunday, October 26, 2008

Quick Question....HELP

Okay, I have worn contacts for about 15-20 years and I have never had this happen so I'm looking for suggestions.

My contact is literally as far up in my eye as it possible can be. I cannot use my fingers and roll it down through my eye lid and I cannot reach it by pulling my eyelid out and looking straight down. It is killing me. I'm hoping someone has a great suggestion before tomorrow otherwise I'll be calling the eye doctor.

5 comments:

Kaden and Angel Ava's mommy said...

So this post makes me shudder...ugh, ugh, ugh. I am sorry that I can't help you with this one, I have never worn contacts before. I hope you figure it out soon though. I couldn't imagine how horrible that must feel. Let us know how you fixed the problem.

lisaschaos said...

Oh my, I've never had that happen, am hoping you got it down and out, all I can think to do is put some drops in your eye to get your eye real wet and hopefully wash it back down. Ouch!

Kate said...

I've had this happen a couple of times (usually when I rub my eye too hard and push the contact up).

Close your eye and stroke your eyelid from your eyebrow to your eyelashes... HARD. You'll feel your eyeball move around a bit and that's okay. You can also stroke at a downward angle (from the outside of the eyebrow to the inner corner of your eye). This should push the contact down and allow you to reach it. Mine typically comes down and is folded in half. I pop it out, rinse with saline solution and put it back in with no problem.

Hope that helps!

Tracey said...

Dry some saline solution. You may be able to flush it out - most likely you can't do that by your self though....
It sucks when you can't get you fingers on those darn things!

Carey said...

ow ow ow!!!! yikes! no help, just had to say how painful that sounds. did you get it out?