You must have many questions to ask: how long it will take, recovery time, and life after the Lasik eye procedure before undergoing the eye treatment. Another common question asked by the patients who are going for a LASIK Eye procedure – How soon one can wear make-up after the LASIK procedure.

It can be difficult to go out without makeup for a person who wears make-up everyday and for example the ladies work in hospitality or media industry.

Here goes we’ve compiled the recommendations that you should follow wearing make-up while considering LASIK eye procedure.

But before jumping into the after LASIK eye procedure recommendations, let’s quickly walk you through before and during recommendations as well.

Before Lasik Eye Procedure

We strongly advise our patients during the consultation, do not to wear any makeup. Which can affect the result of the LASIK eye procedure. Some professionals who are used to heavy makeup in their daily routine are requested to stop one week before especially on eyes area.

During Lasik Eye Procedure

That day of your LASIK eye procedure makeup, cream, lotion, and perfume to be avoided. Development of the moisture on the skin due to makeup or cream may create a disturbance in eye procedure. Similarly, perfume vapor also can disturb the eye procedure. However, before the eye procedure doctors of Columbus Lasik Vision clean the skin. We suggest do not use makeup for two days before the eye procedure.

After Lasik Eye Procedure

Wait for one week at least!
Makeup and LASIK procedure contraction can lead to a serious issue. Here are a few reasons why the doctor asks you to keep avoiding makeup for at least one week.

  • To stop bacterial infection due to contraction between eyes area and makeup.
  • Putting the eye drops after the eye procedure, your makeup may mix with the drops and can push you into a serious vision problem.
  • Since the eye procedure is done your eyes surrounding area become sensitive and wearing makeup you may experience irritation on the skin

It all depends on case to case our doctors will let you know when you can start the use of makeup. Hence, we recommend avoiding the makeup at least for one week after the LASIK eye procedure.

Use new makeup

We advised don’t rub your eyes after the eye procedure which can affect the healing process.

After completion of the healing process, and when you get the green signal from your surgeon you can start to use makeup with some extra precautions. The risk of infection is still there. So, we suggest replacing your makeup kit with a new one.

The reason behind the replacement of old and used material. They may carry bacteria and the cornea is sensitive.

If you don’t have any options to use new makeup, we suggest disinfecting the makeup items which are possible to do. Your face makeup, such as foundation, concealer, and blush to be fine to keep your eyes safe from irritation. Replacing the new makeup is worth minimizing the risk.

If you are planning to undergo the procedure, at Columbus Lasik Vision, we suggest you look out the following recommendations that you should follow the LASIK eye procedure:

  • It’s better not to use eye makeup until the eyes heal completely
  • Wash out your makeup before going to bed.
  • Do not use your makeup on the waterline
  • Wash your hands before applying the makeup.
  • Do not share your makeup with others


What’s Next?

Can’t decide to undergo Lasik eye procedure? Columbus Lasik Vision helps you to find out the best-suited solution for you. We will guide you in detail about pre-and-post surgery cautions. Contact us to get further assistance. Book an appointment or call 1-866-600-3937.

If you have any queries or confusion, you can also live chat with us. We’ll get back to you soon.

About Dr. Columbus

Dr. Bill, as he is affectionately known, is the founder and surgical director at Columbus LASIK Vision. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Scranton University and his medical degree at Penn State University Medical Center where he also performed his internal medicine internship. He then spent three years at Nassau County Medical Center training in Ophthalmology. Shortly after finishing at Nassau county, he began his cornea and refractive fellowship at the prestigious Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Columbus has demonstrated his commitment to excellence with over 25,000 corrective eye procedures.