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How long after rhinoplasty can I wear glasses?

I had rhinoplasty 3 days ago. How long after rhinoplasty can I wear glasses?

2 Answers

I tell patients to hold off rubbing or putting pressure on their noses after rhinoplasty for up to six (6) weeks' postop. However, if you wear reading glasses or need glasses to see adequately, one trick you can do is to TAPE your glasses up against your forehead to avoid direct contact of the glasses with your nose. If this is not possible or your glasses are too heavy, then unfortunately you will have to "make do" until your surgeon clears you to resume safe glasses wear. That, or consider wearing contact lenses to obviate the issue (if you wear contacts). I hope this information helps and you have a good recovery from your rhinoplasty!
No glasses for 3 weeks