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My contact lense is stuck in my eye. I have tried eye drops

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My contact lense is stuck in my eye. I have tried eye drops and massaging my eyelid, but it will not come out. What should I do? Please list all options and the worst-case scenario. I am very concerned.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 4 years ago.

Dr. James :

Hello.

Dr. James :

Do you have any eye pain?

Customer: Hello. Not pain, but discomfort.
Customer: Hello Doctor, are you there?
Customer: Hello?
Dr. James :

hello.

Dr. James :

It is possible that the contact lens has already fallen out.

Dr. James :

try to rinse your eyes again. pull the upper eyelid away from your eyes and rinse under your upper eyelid.

Dr. James :

Fortunately, there are not many places for a contact lens to hide.

Dr. James :

If you believe the contact lens is still there, you see an optometrist or ophthalmologist in the morning.

Customer: If I can't find it, should I go to the ER or see my eye doctor in the morning? It's 1am now.
Customer: Ok. Thanks.
Dr. James :

since you are not in serious pain, it would be best to wait for your eye doctor in the morning.

Dr. James :

You're welcome.

Customer: Sounds good. Thank you.
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