What Causes a Contact Lens to Stick to One Eye?

Question by Lacey918: what causes a contact lens to stick to one eye?
Its always the same eye I have trouble getting contacts out of, Ive tried differnt contacts and it always does it. Anyone have the same problem and know why and how to cure it?

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Answer by lisacharonn
Your eyes/contacts are dry. Try using your moistening drops before removing them. My mom uses spit, but she’s gross :)

Answer by SuperN
Lack of lubrication, dryness of the eye will contribute to your inability to remove your contacts, what you could do to remedy this would be to put a drop of visine or conacts refresher in your eye before removing the contact. Also, do not wash your face before you remove them, this contributes to the dryness factor as water washes out your natural eye moisture.

Answer by sunnysea
There is no enough water between eye and contact lens. Use eye drops to avoid this problem.

Since you have tried different contacts, that would be the problem of your eye. It is too dry.

Try eye drops or go to see your eye doctor.


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  1. Your eyes may not be making adequate tear film to support your ability to wear contacts.
    Adequate tear film allows the contacts to “float” on the cornea as they should,without this there is always the possiblity that the contact can stick to the cornea and could cause you serious and sometimes irreversible corneal damage.
    Factors to keep in mind when wearing contacts are:
    1.Adequate moisture in one’s atmosphere. Avoiding areas where air conditioning vents are blowing too much air be it cold air or hot air.
    2.Adequate eye blinking which distributes the tear film.
    3.Medications can affect the production of tear film.
    4.Smoking can affect tear production
    You might need to add tear film to your eyes but you need to discuss this with the Dr who prescribed your contacts to see which over the counter tear film works the best with your contacts.
    There is also the possibility that you are producing too much protein in your eyes that gets on your contacts and you may need to change your eye care solutions. . ie your soaking fluid,your cleaning fluids etc.
    Take the time to discuss ALL of this with your eye doctor before you are faced with damage to your corneas.

    Truly,truly,truly. . . . an ounce of prevention IS worth a pound of cure.

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