How Much is Vision Affected After Having Rhinoplasty and Upper/lower Bleph?

Can glasses be work after the rhinoplasty splint is removed if there are still stitches that the glasses would touch?

Doctor Answers 4

There are other solutions.


The easiest way to avoid the glasses resting on the nose after rhinoplasty is to use a piece of tape to secure your glasses to your forehead to prevent them from resting on your nose. While you may not want to walk around town with tape on your glasses, you can still use this technique while at home or at your desk so you can still read and do other tasks for which you require your glasses.

I hope this is helpful.

David Shafer, MD
New York City

New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

Rhinoplasty and Taping Glasses

There are multiple options for patients who wear glasses and have rhinoplasty:

  • Tape Nose to Forehead (See Video)
  • Surgeon can contour splint and patient can place glasses on top
  • Contact lenses 

Anil R. Shah, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 163 reviews

Vision Corrction after Rhinoplasty

Eye glasses can rest on the solid splint after rhinoplasty. Once the splint is removed, use the smallest glasses you have and tape them to the forehead for another 3 weeks. The earpieces of your glasses will not harm your ears. I allow patients to use glasses the day after a facelift.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Glasses after rhinoplasty

The best thing to do is tape your glasses to your forehead without resting them on the nose. I usually  have patients do that for 3 weeks.  If you are having your eyes done, contacts can go back in usually within 2 weeks.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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