I generally ask my patients to avoid make-up use for the first week or two. There is very little risk of any problems but it is best to avoid touching the eye unnecessarily.
How Long After LASIK Should I Wait Before Applying Makeup or Using Products Such As Latisse?
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LASIK or Latisse following LASIK surgery
We generally advise patients to wait at least a week after LASIK before they begin applying makeup or other eye products such as Latisse. Some patients feel more comfortable waiting a little longer and may wait as long as 2 weeks.
The eye heals very rapidly and infection are rare for LASIK surgery in general. Most patients cease using antibiotics about a week following LASIK surgery since the cornea is resistive to bacteria by that point.
Discuss your specific LASIK surgery with your surgeon. Occasionally longer time periods could be warranted.