Help has been given for people who drop their contact lenses.
Instead of scrabbling around on hands and knees, Betty Bradley offered a better solution to Hattiesburg American.
She suggested placing a pair of tights over the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner and then moving the nozzle around the area.
Ms Bradley offered it as a means of retrieving contact lenses from a sink.
Another helpful tip is to turn off all the lights and use a torch, the reflection should be easily seen in the contact lens. This obviously works best in a darkened room.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also recently gave help to wearers of contact lenses, though its advice was geared towards hygiene.
It has released a video to help educate people on taking proper care of their contact lenses and warned against reusing or topping off solutions.
Nothing should be used to clean contact lens cases except designated solutions.
When cleaning contact lenses, wearers were advised to take on a "rub and rinse" method for greater effectiveness and cases need to be emptied of their solution every day.
by Martin Burns