Can I wear perfume after LASIK?

LOS ANGELES — Patients who wear perfume while undergoing LASIK may cause a deterioration in laser beam power over time, a study here has found. Authors suggest surgeons advise patients and staff to avoid wearing perfume or hairspray on the day of surgery to avoid potential laser problems.

Can I put perfume after LASIK?

Do not apply any perfume on the day of surgery. Do not apply any products on your eyes or face on the day of surgery. Bring your sunglasses on the day of LASIK surgery as you may experience glare after LASIK surgery.

Can I use moisturizer after LASIK?

The day of your surgery, patients should not use any facial products, make-up, facial lotions/creams, and should even avoid wearing perfumes or colognes. This is to ensure that no potential causes of irritation are present during the surgery.

Can I wear lipstick after LASIK?

You can wear other makeup.

Just because you can’t wear eye makeup after LASIK doesn’t mean that you can’t wear other makeup. Foundation, blush, lipstick, and bronzer are all fine as long as you avoid the eye area.

Can you ruin your LASIK?

Complications that result in a loss of vision are very rare. But certain side effects of LASIK eye surgery, particularly dry eyes and temporary visual problems such as glare, are fairly common. These usually clear up after a few weeks or months, and very few people consider them to be a long-term problem.

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How long after LASIK can I shower normally?

Generally speaking, you should wait at least 24 hours after LASIK before washing your face. This is the same guideline that we give our patients for showering. As with showering, you need to avoid getting soap and water in your eyes for a minimum of several days.

How long after LASIK Do I have to wear goggles to sleep?

You are advised to wear the goggles while you sleep for a week to two weeks after surgery, when your eyes will be at their most vulnerable to damage if you scratch or otherwise disturb them.

How long after LASIK can I use eye cream?

Wait 7 days after LASIK eye surgery to apply any eye makeup including eye cream, eyeliner (including kajal or kohl eyeliner), mascara or eye shadow. It is important when applying other facial makeup that you do not rub near your eye, ensuring powders such as toners, foundations, or blush don’t get into the eye.