How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Stevens Your Own Question
Dr. Stevens
Dr. Stevens, Ophthalmologist
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 1404
Experience:  Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Type Your Eye Question Here...
Dr. Stevens is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My contact got lost in my eye. can a dr. get it out?

Resolved Question:

my contact got lost in my eye. can a dr. get it out?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 8 years ago.

Hello there

is it hurting at all? do you feel that it is rubbing under your lid? when do you think it was lost in there?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
its uncomfortable. i rubbed it and now its lost.i've been putting solution in trying to see if that would work, but happened an hr. ago. And if it doesnt come out by itself,i was wondering if i went to an eye dr.,would they be able to do something?
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 8 years ago.

Hello there

of course, an eye doctor could easily find it for you, in fact it has very limited area for it to travel to. It is either under the upper lid or the lower lid. You can easily pull down the lower lid skin and flush it with eye rinse. The upper lid would be everted by the eye doc. My experience with lost contacts is that most of the time, they have fallen out. You can see how the eye feels in the morning. But to answer the main question you had, yes we can easily find the contact lens. Regards *****

Dr. Stevens and other Eye Specialists are ready to help you