How to find a lost contact lens

If you’ve dropped a contact lens, you know how stressful it can be. Fortunately, contact lenses are slightly tinted to improve their visibility in such instances. Here are a few steps to help locate a visibility tinted contact lens:

  1. Close your eyes and take a deep breath.
  2. Remember the color of your tinted lens: Is is it blue or green?
  3. Keep this color in your mind as you scan the immediate area. You may even wish to say the color over and over again in your mind.
  4. Try to filter out any other colors and concentrate on your tint color, blue or green.
  5. Remember that freshly-dropped lenses are relatively sticky, so be sure to look at the undersides of things as well as walls, panels, etc.

Once you find your lens, be sure to clean it and rinse it well before inserting it in your eye. You should not insert the lens if it has fallen into a high-bacterial area such as the inside of a sink drain or a dirty floor. Instead, either replace the lens or disinfect it again before wearing.