Thanks for asking this question. This is one of the most common questions related to this procedure. Typically eyes are not covered after blepharoplasty (eyelid) surgery. After surgery most surgeons have their patients apply cool compresses and keep their head elevated to reduce swelling.
Another question commonly asked is how much pain is there after surgery. Most patients have minimal pain after this surgery and usually only require acetominophen (Tylenol(R)). Significant pain after this surgery is so unusual that if it develops you should call your surgeon.