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    Contact Lenses, Grrr

    Sooo... I've been in kind of a "fun" situation for the last couple of days.

    I was on my computer yesterday morning, and I unintentionally blinked or shifted my left eye the wrong way (not sure which). This caused the contact lens in that eye to, somewhat painfully, shift out of alignment. When I was finally able to open my eye again, it had shifted up under the eyelid, so I couldn't find it.

    After about an hour and a half of trying to coax the thing to come out far enough that I could get a grip on it, I pulled the contact out.

    It was at this point that I realized that the contact had evidently torn itself in half in my eye, and that I had only pulled out one half of the whole. The other half was still hiding somewhere under the eyelid.

    Thankfully, about an hour ago - after roughly 12 hours of fruitless digging and constantly feeling like there was something in my eye - it finally made an appearance, and I was able to extract the remaining the fragment.

    Good thing, too. I was starting to get kind of worried.

    Who would you even see about something like that?
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    Re: Contact Lenses, Grrr

    Well, you could go to the ER in worst case scenario, but I've had the same exact thing happen to me and I just went to the optometrist and he looked around in there and snatched it out.
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    Re: Contact Lenses, Grrr

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Sooo... I've been in kind of a "fun" situation for the last couple of days.

    I was on my computer yesterday morning, and I unintentionally blinked or shifted my left eye the wrong way (not sure which). This caused the contact lens in that eye to, somewhat painfully, shift out of alignment. When I was finally able to open my eye again, it had shifted up under the eyelid, so I couldn't find it.

    After about an hour and a half of trying to coax the thing to come out far enough that I could get a grip on it, I pulled the contact out.

    It was at this point that I realized that the contact had evidently torn itself in half in my eye, and that I had only pulled out one half of the whole. The other half was still hiding somewhere under the eyelid.

    Thankfully, about an hour ago - after roughly 12 hours of fruitless digging and constantly feeling like there was something in my eye - it finally made an appearance, and I was able to extract the remaining the fragment.

    Good thing, too. I was starting to get kind of worried.

    Who would you even see about something like that?
    Your eye doctor.

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    Re: Contact Lenses, Grrr

    I'm a fan of using lots of contact solution until it loosens up on it own.
    I've always been able to get mine out, if not I would go to my eye doctor.

    But don't you hate when that happens...? Grrrr

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    Re: Contact Lenses, Grrr

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Who would you even see about something like that?
    Don't know but I'm glad that my eyes are one of the few organs on my body that are still functioning at a reasonable level
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    Re: Contact Lenses, Grrr

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Sooo... I've been in kind of a "fun" situation for the last couple of days.

    I was on my computer yesterday morning, and I unintentionally blinked or shifted my left eye the wrong way (not sure which). This caused the contact lens in that eye to, somewhat painfully, shift out of alignment. When I was finally able to open my eye again, it had shifted up under the eyelid, so I couldn't find it.

    After about an hour and a half of trying to coax the thing to come out far enough that I could get a grip on it, I pulled the contact out.

    It was at this point that I realized that the contact had evidently torn itself in half in my eye, and that I had only pulled out one half of the whole. The other half was still hiding somewhere under the eyelid.

    Thankfully, about an hour ago - after roughly 12 hours of fruitless digging and constantly feeling like there was something in my eye - it finally made an appearance, and I was able to extract the remaining the fragment.

    Good thing, too. I was starting to get kind of worried.

    Who would you even see about something like that?
    I never have a problem with my glasses trying to hide up under my eyelids but they have on occasion tried to impersonate a whoopie cushion to undesirable effect.

    At my age, vanity isn't an issue and I have that distinguished look while wearing glasses - at least I tell myself that's true. These days there are so many great styles of frames, why would anyone choose contacts?
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    Re: Contact Lenses, Grrr

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Sooo... I've been in kind of a "fun" situation for the last couple of days.

    I was on my computer yesterday morning, and I unintentionally blinked or shifted my left eye the wrong way (not sure which). This caused the contact lens in that eye to, somewhat painfully, shift out of alignment. When I was finally able to open my eye again, it had shifted up under the eyelid, so I couldn't find it.

    After about an hour and a half of trying to coax the thing to come out far enough that I could get a grip on it, I pulled the contact out.

    It was at this point that I realized that the contact had evidently torn itself in half in my eye, and that I had only pulled out one half of the whole. The other half was still hiding somewhere under the eyelid.

    Thankfully, about an hour ago - after roughly 12 hours of fruitless digging and constantly feeling like there was something in my eye - it finally made an appearance, and I was able to extract the remaining the fragment.

    Good thing, too. I was starting to get kind of worried.

    Who would you even see about something like that?
    That's one of the reasons I stopped wearing contacts. I had more or less the same thing happen to me and, yep, it sure is creepy!

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    Re: Contact Lenses, Grrr

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Don't know but I'm glad that my eyes are one of the few organs on my body that are still functioning at a reasonable level
    I'm glad my eyes corrected themselves. When I was even younger than I am now my eyesight was a little iffy, but now I don't need anything.

    I don't mind though, if my eyes begin to fail again later on I'll be wearing glasses, then I don't have to worry about this ****, I can blink, rub my eye, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I never have a problem with my glasses trying to hide up under my eyelids but they have on occasion tried to impersonate a whoopie cushion to undesirable effect.

    At my age, vanity isn't an issue and I have that distinguished look while wearing glasses - at least I tell myself that's true. These days there are so many great styles of frames, why would anyone choose contacts?
    The "whoopie cushion" thing can be fixed. A while back I got memory metal frames that can be bent any which way with no ill effect. Since I'm prone to fall asleep while reading this has come in VERY helpful on many an occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    I'm glad my eyes corrected themselves. When I was even younger than I am now my eyesight was a little iffy, but now I don't need anything.

    I don't mind though, if my eyes begin to fail again later on I'll be wearing glasses, then I don't have to worry about this ****, I can blink, rub my eye, etc.
    Me too. In elementary school I wore glasses.

    And if they go bad again, I'll wear glasses. Maybe I'll end up looking like a hipster.

    But with my luck, it'll probably be more like:
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