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Wearing Makeup After Cataract Surgery

Category: Cataracts

Makeup after cataracts how soon

When Can You Wear Make-up After Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is a very successful procedure that can help improve your vision. In most cases, you will be able to wear makeup after cataract surgery. However, it is important to follow your surgeon’s instructions and wait until the surgical area has healed before applying makeup. Additionally, be sure to use clean makeup brushes and products that are designed for use after surgery. With proper care, you should be able to enjoy clear vision and beautiful makeup results after cataract surgery.

Wearing Make-up After Cataract Surgery

Wearing make-up too soon after surgery will increase your risk of make-up particles and/or applicators interfering with proper healing. You also run the risk of infection.

Don’t just assume your eyes are healed; always ask your doctor when you can start applying minimal eye makeup (eye shadow, eyeliner, and mascara). You may also want to consider purchasing new eye makeup after cataract surgery to further reduce the possibility of infection.

So if you are planning to have a cataract surgery procedure, keep in mind that you’ll need to go for the “natural” look for a while after your procedure. If you are having surgery for a special event, be sure to plan enough healing time so you can look your very best for the event.


Wearing Eye Make-up After Cataract Surgery

At the very minimum, most patients should not wear any type of makeup for at least one week after surgery. Check with your eye doctor for more information.


Do’s and Don’t About Makeup After Cataract Surgery






By following these simple dos and don’ts, you can help ensure a successful outcome after your cataract surgery.


When Can I Wash My Hair After Cataract Surgery?

You can shower or wash your hair the day after surgery. Be sure to keep water, soap, shampoo, hair spray, and shaving lotion out of your eye, especially for the first week.

When Can I Dye My Hair After Cataract Surgery?

We recommend waiting one week after cataract surgery before you dye your hair. However, it is advised that you exercise some caution: by no means should you rush to have your roots touched up straight after surgery!


With proper care, you can enjoy clear vision and beautiful makeup results. So don’t wait to get the surgery you need to improve your vision and your life. Schedule a consultation with an experienced eye surgeon today.


Be sure to talk to one of our doctors about not only the benefits of vision correction, but also any risks of vision correction that may pertain to your individual needs and circumstances.

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