The eye has it
May 25, 2006 11:10 AM Subscribe
Can this contact lens klutz re-use a lens?
posted by fijiwriter to Health & Fitness (6 answers total)
During a meeting yesterday, I rubbed my left eye, moving my contact. I tried to reposition it, but vision got worse. I assumed the lens popped out as I didn’t see it on table, floor, clothing or even somewhere on my eye.
I assumed it was gone, never to be retrieved until this morning, when I saw the lens in the lower part of the inner corner of my eye (close to my nose). So, I managed to leave it in over night, but it wasn’t on my cornea – it must have slipped under the eyeball itself and freed itself over night. I removed it, cleaned it very well, and there it sits in clean formula.
I plan to clean it several times the next few days and inspect its condition, but is it safe to wear again? It’s a soft contact, of Ciba O2Optix kind, if that has any bearing.