A stuck contact lens can be removed, but it depends on its location. Before attempting to remove it, wash your hands thoroughly using soap and water. If a soft contact lens is stuck at the center of your eye, rinse your eye with sterile saline. Close your eye and gently massage the upper eyelid until you feel the lens move, then remove it as you normally would. If the lens is not at the center, move your eye opposite the direction you feel the lens is lodged. Massage your eyelid gently and frequently blink to move the lens to the center of your eye. Another way to remove a lens that is stuck off-center is to place a new contact lens on the eye and blink to draw it out. Do not massage a stuck, hard contact lens, since it can scratch the eye. Instead, gently press your eye outside the lens' edge or use a commercial suction cup to draw it out.