Don’t Panic! Your Contact Lens Cannot Move Behind Your Eye!

lens-behind-eyeIt may sound like the stuff of nightmares but actually the concept of a contact lens getting stuck somewhere ‘behind your eye’ is in fact urban legend. So don’t worry!

Contact lenses cannot somehow move behind your eyeball but they can sometimes break and tear and in some circumstances may get trapped or stuck under the upper eyelid. There are a series of muscles in the eye called extraocular muscles that are responsible for the eye’s movements but they also ensure nothing gets to the back of the eye.

If you think your contact lens has become stuck under your upper eyelid then the first thing to do is not to panic! In most cases, it should come out of its own accord after some time. If, however, you start to feel discomfort or begin to get symptoms such as pain or redness then you should seek medical attention or your optician as soon as possible.

There are some other tips that you can also try:

  • Moisten your eyes either by using rewetting drops or your lens cleaning solution if the instructions say it is safe to do so. Once you have moistened your eye then blink a few times to see if that helps loosen the lens.
  • You can also try looking down but without moving your head
2017-09-20T02:39:23+00:00 How To, Lifestyle|