Contact Lens Care

Removing a Stuck Contact Lens

If you are facing a problem while removing a stuck contact lens, you might find solution in this article. Removing a stuck lens could be uncomfortable and difficult. It could be made easier by following a plan and by being calm throughout the procedure. Let us take it step by step.

First of all, wash your hands, and then begin to remove the stuck lenses. Ensure the drain of the sink is closed. Then put your index finger on the lower eyelid, and slowly pull the upper eyelid. Touch the lower edge of the lens, with the tip of your finger, to remove the stuck lens. If this does not work, you can try to remove it by another method. Look up and try to slide the contact lens down towards the white portion of the eye.

Sometimes, the whole thing can become trickier, especially if the contact lenses get truly stuck. If that is the case, you can try another way. Look up and hold the contact lens under the index finger. Then move your thumb to compress the lens between the index finger and the thumb. But, you should do this very carefully.

The whole procedure of getting out the stuck lens can become more painful and tiresome if you lose your patience. Thus, you must have patience, and try out different ways to get rid of stuck lenses. You can try a few re-wetting drops to make the task a little easier.

Also, you need to take into account what type of contacts you are using. If you wear hard lenses, you might need to take the help of a plunger to remove the stuck lenses. The lens gets easily removed when you moisten the cup of the plunger, and place it on the top of the contact lens. This way, the lens gets stuck to the plunger, and you can remove it from the eye.

But, if you wear soft contact lenses, it could be a more difficult task. In this case, you have to lubricate your eyes and use your finger to remove the lenses. You can consult an ophthalmologist if the whole thing becomes too difficult.