Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery With Eyelash Extensions?

There are many conditions you wouldn’t think about immediately that disqualify you for Laser Eye Surgery.

Maybe you have uncontrolled diabetes.

Maybe you are just a little too young.

Or maybe you’re nursing your newborn.

Fortunately, however, many of these conditions that make someone unsuitable for Laser Eye Surgery are temporary, and so you often don’t have to wait long until you’re able to get in the chair to achieve clear and frameless vision.

As your eyes are the stars of the show, many of these conditions either directly or indirectly affect your eyes. For instance, the hormones that are flooding your body during nursing can cause your prescription to fluctuate as much as your cravings.

It’s clear to see that eye makeup and beauty accessories such as eyelash extensions could cause a problem with having Laser Eye Surgery. However, just how big of a problem they are and if they make you unsuitable for treatment is a whole other question.

Laser Eye Surgery and Eyelash Extensions

To keep it brief, the answer to whether or not you can have Laser Eye Surgery if you wear eyelash extensions is yes: if you have eyelash extensions, you are able to have Laser Eye Surgery at the London Vision Clinic.

Whereas there is no problem wearing eyelash extensions, however, there are certain precautions you need to take around the dates of your assessment and your treatment.

For example, at London Vision Clinic, we advise you to avoid certain cosmetics that are applied in or around the eye, such as eyeliner, eye shadow, and mascara on the day of your treatment, and for up to one week after surgery.

It is also advised to wait at least one week until wearing fake eyelashes or dying your hair. Other makeup, like lipstick, that is not applied in or around the eyes, is also to beĀ avoided on the day of your treatment, and can be used safely one or two days after having Laser Eye Surgery.

As well as this, it is important that your eyes are always kept well lubricated with the medicated drops that are provided as you may experience dry eyes shortly after having Laser Eye Surgery.

This increased sensitivity of the eyes in the stage following your treatment is why it’s so necessary to follow certain recovery guidelines. This is nothing to worry about; rather, by reducing the possibility of anything entering the eye like lint or small fragments of makeup, it increases your chances of a swift and successful recovery.

Have a question you’d like to ask us about makeup and Laser Eye Surgery? Ask us in the comments below or contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable clinic coordinators today.