Guess what I did in the shower last night...

@jenni7202 (1599)
United States
March 27, 2008 6:34pm CST
I was showering, yeah, so what right? Well, I forgot to take my contacts out before getting in the shower! I rubbed my eyes, you know, just to get the water off of them, and managed to get both of my contacts to roll into the back of my eyes! I hate it when that happens. It always seems to happen when I'm in the middle of something, for instance in the shower, or while I'm working. I had to jump out of the shower and run across the room dripping wet to get to the mirror. I managed to get them both back in place, but slipped on the way back to the shower and landed on my rump. I think I may have bruise now, grr. Have you ever managed to make your contacts roll to the back of your eyes? Isn't it the most annoying thing!?
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@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
28 Mar 08
Do you always take your contacts out when showering? I always leave mine in. Yeah have knocked a contact sloose a few times. I find that tends to happen when my eyes are super dry.
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@jenni7202 (1599)
• United States
28 Mar 08
I used to take them out before showering, but not all the time anymore, because it's just a hassle now. They tend to be easier to fall out when my eyes are really dry also, or when they get wet from well, the shower, crying, or swimming.
• United States
28 Mar 08
Oh my gosh that sounds painful...i changed my mind i dont want lenses anymore lol
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@kilani123 (865)
• United Arab Emirates
28 Mar 08
even i dont use contacts but i assume that will be very annoying good luck with ur contacts
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@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
28 Mar 08
Oh that is no fun when that happens. Ive done it many times.
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• United States
28 Mar 08
Yes I think that it sucks when your contact goes to the back of your eyes. I wear contacts also, and I used to hate when it either goes to back of my eye. Sometimes the contacts would go to the corner of my eyes.
28 Mar 08
i wear glasses but i hate it i dont wear them that much anymore because i hate them but my sister has done that before
@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
28 Mar 08
Yes! I love my contacts, but oh boy, sometimes it's a pain. I don't care how tight I shut my eyes, if I am swimming underwater or in the shower with water running down my face, I stand a good chance of losing a contact lens. I've had them roll back in my eye and also lost them completely. I was on a weekend trip to Maui and even lost one while snorkeling with goggles. Figure that one out!
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
28 Mar 08
I used to wear contact lenses because I thought it was more convenient and cool than wear spectacles. However, after several bad experiences I decided that wearing spectacles was probably safer and cheaper for me. I did experience what you mentioned above many times - the lenses slipping away to the top or sides of the eyes or even getting folded when I try to blink it back into place! However, my worst experience was the time when my eyes did not generate enough tears and the contact lenses got stuck to my cornea and I somehow had to peel it out. I must have deluged my eyes with gallons of saline solution to try to make it easier to remove but somehow in the process both my corneas were scratched and I could not open my eyes after that. So I was literally blind for the next few days and had to consult an eye specialist to treat it. Thankfully my eyes did get better but it was truly a frightening experience which I wouldn't wish on anyone else. I gather the gift of sight is worth more than good looks and convenience.
• United States
30 Mar 08
I sleep in my contacts. I know I shouldn't but I do. I often end up rubbing my eyes in the middle of the night while I'm dreaming.. and POP, out they go. How's that for a wake up call.
@jenni7202 (1599)
• United States
30 Mar 08
Yes, I tend to sleep with mine in as well. I usually do that when I know I'm not going to get much sleep and I don't feel like having to put them back in in just a few short hours. In fact, I didn't take them out when I went to bed after work this morning, and I just woke up about 10 minutes ago, haha.
@o2bnocn (2896)
• United States
30 Mar 08
"Guess what I did in the shower last nigh.." HAHAHA. Wow I don't think I have ever had that happen. I have to say I haven't had a lot of problems with my contacts. I ripped them once and lost them once that is about it. Are you sure you are putting them in the right way? The eye doctor told me that when you put them in the right way they are supposed to move with your eyes. That if you put them in backwards they will move all around. One time I did end up tearing one and got one part stuck in my eye. Now that did burn. I am very careful with my contacts. I take them out every night before I go to bed and when I put them in in the morning I check to make sure I am putting them in the right way. The kind I have have little numbers on them so I put the contact on my tip of my pointer finger and point it up toward the light to check to see if the numbers are right. The inside on my should say 321 and the outside say 123. So no I have never had that happen to me. I have never had no problems in the shower with my contacts.
@o2bnocn (2896)
• United States
30 Mar 08
"The inside on of my contacts say...321..." sorry
• United States
28 Mar 08
I've worn contacts in the shower all the time, but really haven't had a problem--as long as I didn't rub my eyes. They seem to stick onto my eyes when my face gets wet. I've even worn my swimming and opened the eyes in the water and they still stuck on there tight. I hate it when they get stuck under the eye, but I've never had them go all the way back to the back. When they get old, that little blue tint that they have wears out and I sometimes can't see them. Or, they fold. Boy, is that a pain because you can feel them in there, but you can't see them! I hope you got yours out OK.
@jenni7202 (1599)
• United States
28 Mar 08
Yes, it is very annoying when you can no longer see them. I usually take mine out during swimming, because I've lost them while doing so. I usually shower with them on also, but I find that if I have just woken up and pop them in my eyes and then jump in the shower, they will roll to the back of my eyes, and it's by far the most annoying feeling. Sometimes it takes as long as 30 minutes to get them to roll back to the front, but luckily it only too a couple minutes this time around.
@o2bnocn (2896)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Ok well I replied to you saying that i have never had that happen...well it just did and omg does that burn. It took me forever to get it out. At first I thought I lost it and then I could feel it in my eye. I don't even know how that happen but now I know what you are talking about.
@thedaddym (1737)
• United States
30 Mar 08
Ouch sounds like a really bad experince. I wore contacts for about 3 days, I couldn't stand it. I went back to wearing glasses.
@jackgym (276)
• Australia
28 Mar 08
If I ever catch my wife bending over in the shower she'll end up with more than a bruise. ;)