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How long should I stop wearing contacts before a laser eye surgery?

How long should I stop wearing contacts before a laser eye surgery?

It depends: It depends. If you are wearing soft contact lenses, generally 2 weeks is adequate. For toric contacts or gas permeable contacts, 3 or more weeks may be required. If you wore the old pmma contacts for decades, it could take longer. The best rule of thumb is to have the shape of the eye tested (topography) and have that repeated when out of contacts to prove that the shape is stable and not shifting. ...Read more

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How long after a eye infection ends can I wear eye makeup and contacts?

How long after a eye infection ends can I wear eye makeup and contacts?

When improved: When the redness is almost gone, the eye is comfortable and there is no discharge, you can then reapply makeup and start wearing contacts. The time is variable for this to happen but the time to add contacts and makeup is easily determined when the signs and symptoms improve. ...Read more

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1 week post op vitrectomy. How long should I wait to wear eye makeup and my contact lenses again?

1 week post op vitrectomy.  How long should I wait to wear eye makeup and my contact lenses again?

Longer: You can wear contact lenses in the un-operated eye, but not in the operated eye until allowed by the surgeon. I would avoid eyeliner and makeup that could come in contact with the tear layer until allowed by the surgeon also. You are probably using postoperative eye drops, and these would not go well with contact lenses. ...Read more

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How long after lasik can I start to wear contacts?

How long after lasik can I start to wear contacts?

Contact wear: Although they should not be needed, contacts can be safely worn about a month after lasik. ...Read more

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Can you wear contacts lenses after cataract surgery? I have always worn contact lenses instead of glasses. After my cataract surgery, will i be able to wear contact lenses? If so, how long do I need to wait after my surgery to begin wearing them again?

Easy answer-yes: I would hope that your cataract surgery corrected your distance vision, or both distance and near vision with the intraocular implant placed in your eye durung surgery.. There would be no need for contacts post operatively. If you needed an additional correction after cataract surgery, contact lenses could be used about 6 to 8 weeks post op. ...Read more

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Scheduled laser treatment on retinal holes from lattice degeneration tomorrow. How soon after can I wear my contact lenses again?

Scheduled laser treatment on retinal holes from lattice degeneration tomorrow. How soon after can I wear my contact lenses again?

No limit on contact: Lens wear. The laser is on the back of your eye. Contact lenses are placed on the surface of the eye. You should be able to put the contacts in right after the laser treatment . ...Read more

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After lasek surger, after how long can I expose my eyes to sun, ?

After lasek surger, after how long can I expose my eyes to sun, ?

Sunglasses ok: After any refractive procedure you can go in the sun with sunglasses at anytime depending your comfort level. You must wear 100% uv protected sun glasses all the time especially after lasek for 6 months not to get any scarring on your cornea. ...Read more

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How long after cateract surgery before i can use eyeshadow?

How long after cateract surgery before i can use eyeshadow?

2-3 weeks : Every cataract surgeon will have a different answer. The main issue is the chance that applying the eyeshadow will either lead to an eye infection or causing the corneal wound to open up. To my knowledge, there has never been a clinicial study asking this question. In my practice, i ask my cataract patients to wait 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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How long after a corneal abrasion can I start to wear contacts again?

How long after a corneal abrasion can I start to wear contacts again?

Healed: Best to let it heal first (time dependent on how large and if the eye sensation, tear film, and lid positions are intact). Also make sure there is no infection. ...Read more

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I have very blurry vision after my lasik eye surgery. How long before it clears up?

I have very blurry vision after my lasik eye surgery. How long before it clears up?

Eval to find cause: Common reasons can be dry eye, inflammation, residual prescription, and others. Best to have specific cause determined and treated appropriately by your eye surgeon. ...Read more

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How long after prk (photorefractive keratectomy) eye surgery will I able to see?

How long after prk (photorefractive keratectomy) eye surgery will I able to see?

Depends: This depends on the level of refractive error which was treated. Your uncorrected vision will likely be better than prior to surgery within 2-3 days (after the cornea has healed and the contact lens is removed) unless you had only a mild prescription before. The vision will then continue to clear over the next few weeks as corneal inflammation subsides with steroid use. ...Read more

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How long it will back to normal vision after lasik eye surgery?

Hours: Most people have excellent vision within hours of having lasik. Many wake up seeing 20/20 the next day. Your surgeon will check you the next day to make sure things are going well. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to wear a contact lenses after having lasik surgery?

How long should I wait to wear a contact lenses  after having lasik surgery?

Contact lens: You should not need a contact lens after lasik surgery if the procedure was successful. See your lasik surgeon if you are needing correction after your are healed. It is safe to wear a contact lens within 1 month of surgery but it should not be necessary for vision correction. ...Read more

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How long do dry eyes last after lasik surgery?

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How long do dry eyes last after lasik surgery?

6 months or more.: With lasik, a flap is created. During the creation of a flap, the corneal nerves are cut. This results in decreased sensation to your cornea resulting in decreased blink rate. This results in dryness. It takes about 6 months for the nerves to grow back. ...Read more

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