If wearing contact lenses every day of your life has been your status quo, you might be surprised if a friend who does not share your experience with vision correction asks you, “Can contact lenses fall out?”
Those of us who have grown up needing corrective lenses have spent almost every day of our lives either placing frames on our noses or digging contact lenses in and out of our eyes. In fact, these tasks have become commonplace to us. However, for those individuals who are new to contacts, there are bound to be plenty of questions like this that speak to the everyday practicality of utilizing these visual enhancers.
To answer the above question, no, contacts cannot fall out of your eye. You can wear contact for sports, go jogging in differing weather conditions, jump from high places with bungee cords – all the while having your lens comfortably placed in your eyes for a heightened experience. The only circumstance in which the lenses may not stay in your eye is if they were not fitted specifically for you; remember, wearing another’s contacts is extremely dangerous, so never wear products that have not been measured and prescribed specifically for you.
Correctly fititng lenses can slide slightly ajar against your eye to skew your vision, which can lead beginners to think that they have fallen out. If this happens, there’s no need to panic; simply blink a few times to have the contact naturally reposition itself to its original state. If this does not work, wash your hands and delicately touch the lens to slide it over. Not sure about the contact’s exact location? Don’t worry, your contact has not gotten lost in the eye, as it has probably traveled under the lid or has become folded in a corner; if this is the case, it can be retrieved with a little patience.
So, to reiterate for beginning wearers, correctly prescribed contaacts will not simply fall out of your eye. Instead, they must be gingerly removed with your fingers, a process you can see exhibited in our step-by-step video about wearing contacts.