Quick Answer: How Long Can You Not Wear Eye Makeup After Lasik?

about one week

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.

Can I wear makeup 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 I avoid after Lasik?

1 to 2 weeks post LASIK: You can usually begin exercising within a week after LASIK surgery, but you should continue to avoid contact sports for at least a month. Wear sunglasses when out in the sun to protect your eyes from the ultraviolet light, and use the provided eye drops to minimize dry eyes.