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How Long After Laser Eye Surgery Can I Start Wearing Eye Makeup Again
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Scheduled laser treatment on retinal holes from lattice degeneration tomorrow. How soon after can I wear my contact lenses again?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been wearing glasses for 25 years.If i stop wearing them will this harm my eyes? I had laser eye surgery to prevent narrow angle glaucima.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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