I’ve mixed up my contact lenses?

I have different prescriptions for each eye and I’ve mixed them up, my left eye has a stigmatism. My glasses have the same prescription and I’ve tried wearing them upside down to see if theres a difference and I couldn’t see any. How can I test I’ve got the right lense in each eye and what will happen if I haven’t, will I damage my eyesight at all?

6 Answers

  • anneb
    1 month ago

    sometimes accidental mixups happen, and the only way to really know with contacts (unless they look different) is to try them out.

    look at your contacts carefully. many times they are printed with numbers near the rims. perhaps that’ll help you.

    be sure to clean them thoroughly before transferring them to the correct eye and try not to do this often. if you have an eye infection, this is a great way to spread it. i’ve been lucky enough that that hasn’t happened.

    if you’re still not able to tell, call your eye doctor tomorrow. they deal with this stuff all the time and can help you figure it out!

  • Smile like you mean it
    1 month ago

    When you put them on, especially if you has astigmatism, you will know when they’re not in the right eye. Trust me. I’ve mixed my contacts up before. I walked off not thinking of it until I noticed things look shaky and I start to get a headache. I’ve had contacts for so long that I know my right contact is thicker than my left contact. Also, the contact for astimatism will have a little line on it.

    Good Luck.


  • amelia.paige
    1 month ago

    I would call your doctor tomorrow or just get a new pair. Depending on the difference in your two eyes, it may not be such a great idea to just guess which one is which. It’s probably like wearing someone else’s glasses. Good luck!

  • Anonymous
    5 days ago

    i’ve got been wearing contacts for twelve years now and this has passed off to me besides!! because your left eye is your maximum useful eye, the -.seventy 5 touch could be for that eye…. in touch prescriptions, the better the variety, the weaker the attention… for example, my prescription is -7 in the two eyes! i’m relatively undesirable! lol…. desire this helped! ~A~

  • Footprintz
    1 month ago

    Don’t worry, you won’t damage your eyes.

    If the difference between them is so small you can’t see a difference, then it doesn’t really matter.

    If you have a special lens on one side for the astigmatism, it should be easy to tell. The lens will be thicker, and will have little markings on it to anchor it.

    But you probably don’t, or you would easily see the difference when you put it on.

  • ?
    5 days ago


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