How Long After Lasik Can I Wear Makeup?

When Can I Resume Wearing Makeup?

Generally speaking, we recommend that patients wait about one week before applying eyeliner, eye shadow, or mascara.

If you choose to apply other forms of makeup, it is still crucial to keep it away from the eyes.

How long after Lasik can I wear eye makeup?

There’s no best time to start wearing makeup again after LASIK. Most doctors agree that you should wait a day. To be safe, we recommend waiting to wear makeup for a week. Your eyes will become less vulnerable to infection and bacteria after initial healing.

When can I wear makeup after PRK?

With PRK, many surgeons recommend two or three days of rest instead. When may I go back to wearing makeup? You may resume wearing makeup about one week after your surgery. However, throw out your old makeup and buy new to decrease your risk of infection.

Can I wear makeup before Lasik?

Do Not Wear Makeup on Surgery Day!

Patients should not wear any eye make-up the day of their LASIK procedure. On the night before surgery, it’s a good idea to thoroughly wash your face of any make-up, creams, and so forth. To schedule your LASIK consultation, contact our office today!

Can I wear makeup after cataracts?

You will be asked to refrain from eating or drinking after midnight prior to your cataract surgery. On the morning of your cataract surgery, you should wash your face with just soap and water. DO NOT wear makeup, lotions, creams or perfume/aftershave.

Can I watch TV after Lasik?

Since your eyes are still healing, they will be especially sensitive in the first 24 hours after the LASIK procedure. So it’s recommended to wait at least 24 hours before watching TV again. Watching TV immediately after the procedure can cause your eyes to strain, and that will negatively affect the healing process.

Can you wash your face after Lasik?

You should clean your eye lid margins from the day after your treatment with sterile tissues. You can wipe and clean your face away from the eye. Do not remove the eye patch on the day of treatment. Do not take head bath or splash water into the eye and face for 2 weeks.

Can I watch TV after PRK?

Most patients are able to see well enough to drive 6 – 7 days after their procedure, with the doctor’s approval. ❖ It is not unusual to feel some discomfort following PRK.

How long should I wear sunglasses after PRK?

Wear sunglasses on bright days for at least 1 year after surgery and avoid too much sun exposure.

How long is vision blurry after PRK?

Vision with LASIK will be corrected almost instantaneously, there will be little to no pain and full recovery is a few weeks after surgery. With PRK, you may experience blurry vision for a minimum of 4 days after the surgery and full recovery takes about 4-12 weeks after surgery.

This is a common concern, but rest assured that blinking and moving during LASIK surgery usually is not a problem. Also, a small device will hold your eyelids open during the procedure so you can’t accidentally blink and your eyelids cannot interfere with any step of the surgery.

Can I wear concealer after Lasik?

During your LASIK recovery, it is ok to wear face makeup like foundation and concealer as long as it does not get very close to your eye. In general, you want to minimize the things going into or around your eyes as much as possible after LASIK.

What should you not do before Lasik?

Most LASIK surgeons will want you to stop wearing soft contacts two weeks before surgery to make sure your corneas are stable. The night before surgery, carefully remove all makeup, mascara, eyeliner and lotions from the area around the eyes.