Can contact lenses fall out of your eyes?

It’s important to note that it’s extremely rare for a contact lens to fall out of your eye of its own accord. Contact lenses have been designed to remain stable on the eye, and to adjust to your eyes movements and rotations in order to offer clear and crisp vision.

However, in instances of extreme vigorous activity, lenses can sometimes become detached and fall from your eyes.

What should I do if my contact lens falls out of my eye?

If this happens, it’s important to check whether your lens has torn or split after the fall. Putting a damaged lens back into your eye can cause great discomfort and irritation, as well as distorted and blurred vision. An ill-fitted lens that moves over the eye excessively can also suddenly fall out of the eye, so it’s important to allow your lenses to settle in the right position after applying them. It’s also essential to clean your lenses in contact lens solution to get rid of any dirt or bacteria they may have picked up while being on the floor. Even if the lens looks clean, you can never be too careful when it comes to the hygiene of your eyes.

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