How long should I wait after eyelid surgery to use contacts?

I hate my glasses and haven’t worn them in forever, so my question is how soon after surgery can I start wearing my contacts again? I’m blind without them so I guess I’ll need to wear my glasses. I don’t think people won’t recognize me haha!

Geraldine67

F, 50, New York

Hi Geraldine.  You will have some swelling after eyelid surgery and the lower lid incision may be inside the lid.  I usually recommend for may patients to anticipate two weeks after surgery before they can comfortably and safely wear contacts.  This will vary some from person to person.