‘Today’ Fans Worry About Hoda Kotb’s Eye After Contact Mishap

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Hoda Kotb unintentionally stirred up a little drama during this morning's broadcast of Today with Hoda & Jenna as she struggled with one of her contacts.

The media personality was conducting business as usual when she suddenly expressed a bit of discomfort in her left eye, blaming it on her contact lens.

"I think I have a contact stuck in my eye," Kotb, 59, shared with co-host Jenna Bush Hager. "It's way up here," she continued while pointing towards her upper eyelid.

"I don't think I took it out last night and I can't find it," Kotb further explained, as Hager, 42, interjected with concern, asking, "Is this a medical emergency?"

"No, well, it feels like it's in there," Kotb replied. "I'm not kidding, I was going to go to the eye doctor, but I didn't have time."

Kotb then turned to the camera, asking viewers if they could share any "tricks to get it out."

Some wrote back on social media, commiserating with the mother of two and sharing their methods for getting a "lost" contact out, like using saline to flush it out. Luckily, Kotb was eventually able to work the contact out of her eye and thanked viewers for their helpful suggestions, though fans still expressed concern over the situation.

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"Go get your eyes checked by your doctor just to be safe," one Instagram user suggested. "This is your eye we are talking about . You want to make sure your [sic] not at risk for infection."

"Hope everything turns out okay and you don’t harm your eye," someone else shared.

A third added, "Lucky you didn’t damage your eye! Glad it worked out."

The concern wasn't just found on Instagram, but across multiple social media platforms.

"Go to the eye doctor now asap before you get a corneal abrasion or something..," one X (formerly Twitter) wrote, before following up with, "Even if they come out, you should go to the eye doctor to make sure you don't get an infection or have a corneal operation after all this."

"It’s due to dry eye and inflammation!" another asserted. "Go see the ophthalmologist, they’ll examine under lights and scopes and numb the area in order to remove! It’s painful!!"

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