Mothering Forum banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,715 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Ok, is it possible to lose a contact lens behind your eye?<br><br>
I have worn contacts for 16 years, and have never had a problem (besides an occassional eye infection). I wear the disposable lens' but I take them out every night. Yesterday morning when I put in the left contact, it hurt--I gently rubbed it, and it stopped hurting but the contact was no longer in my eye. I looked for it for a minute, but couldn't find it (which was no big deal since I could only see out of one eye:LOL). So I replaced it with a new one and didn't worry about it.<br><br>
Well, this morning my eye was red. I decided to wear glasses today, which usually will clear up any irritation in my eyes--but it seems worse tonight<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><br><br>
Should I call the eye doctor? Is it possible that the other contact is lost behind my eyeball or is that a totally irrational fear? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,290 Posts
Well, I've had that happen to me too. Several times when I was a teenager! I don't know where they go, but they certainly weren't in my eye anymore and they didn't fall out. The first time it happened was about 15 years ago and it hasn't done anything weird yet, but I always wonder. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,715 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Thanks, Ladybug<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> It is still red today...guess I'll be calling the eye doc just to check. I am so going to feel <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"> trying to explain this to the receptionist:LOL
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,260 Posts
Ligmom-- Don't feel silly! Rest assured that she hears this ALOT <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. I have lost contacts in the fold of my bottom eyelid. They usually come out on their own, but it is good to check with your doc <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,270 Posts
I have lost them behind my eyeball before. They come out on their own when they're ready. Kinda like if you loose a little piece of rubber somewhere else in your body that's wet with lots of folds <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> You just need to be patient.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,715 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
ok, so I'm not the only one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> I didn't call the dr.'s office today...too busy. The redness is going away tonight, still no sign of the missing contact.<br>
So, is it ok to wear another contact in the meantime?
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top