How long after rhinoplasty can I wear glasses?

How Long After Rhinoplasty Can I Still Wear My Glasses?

After rhinoplasty, you will be able to wear glasses for two weeks. However, the first few weeks after surgery are not recommended because you could disturb your healing nose. For a week after the surgery, you can wear a mask. It is also not advisable to participate in activities where your glasses might be damaged, such as contact sports. As you recover from your rhinoplasty, you should avoid wearing contacts with other people.

How long after rhinoplasty can I still wear glasses?

If you have opted to wear a splint, you can rest your glasses on your forehead or cheeks. For the second week, you should avoid wearing glasses on your nose. They can affect your fit. As you move on with your daily activities, you must keep your glasses off the bridge of your nose. If you are not able to remove your glasses immediately after rhinoplasty, you should use a pharmacy device to clamp your frames.

You may want to use contact lenses to wear glasses after rhinoplasty. During your recovery, you should avoid moving and shaking if you are suffering from swelling around your eyes. You should also avoid wearing contact lenses on the bridge of your nose. While you are recovering from your rhinoplasty, you may want to try using a pair of sunglasses. If you are wearing a pair of sunglasses, you should also consider a different type of contact lens.

How long after rhinoplasty can I wear my glasses?

After rhinoplasty, you can still wear your sunglasses, but you should avoid contact sports and masks for two weeks. If you are wearing a postsurgical splint, you should avoid wearing any type of glasses for six weeks or more. If you are planning on getting a bridge implant, you can start wearing your glasses as soon as possible.

The surgeon may recommend you to tape glasses to your forehead for four to six weeks after your surgery. You should also avoid wearing power or sunglasses for at least six weeks. If you don’t want to wear a face mask or glasses after rhinoplasty, it is recommended that you stay away from your glasses for at least six months. Your rhinoplasty will leave your nose uninjured.

Once you have undergone your surgery

Your doctor will discuss with you how long you can wear glasses. Some patients must wait four to six weeks, while others can wear them as early as two weeks after the surgery. While some may be able to wear them sooner, others will have to wait until they’ve healed completely. While it is important to avoid wearing glasses too soon after rhinoplasty, if you’re wearing them too soon, you may have complications that require another procedure.


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