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Ironically I made a comment about not knowing if surgeons had to have perfect vision or not and my boyfriend said of course not (he is a nurse and works around them all the time). I think its airplane pilot that can 't wear glasses and has to have perfect vision.
I am 16 years old, and I am thinking about which career path I should follow. Ironically I made a comment about not knowing if surgeons had to have perfect vision or not and my boyfriend said of course not (he is a nurse and works around them all the time).
Some of them are so good they could even do surgery with their eyes closed. As long as your glasses are correcting your vision you are fine to do that.
I think its airplane pilot that can 't wear glasses and has to have perfect vision. The act of wearing eyeglasses may put weight and pressure on the bridge of the nose, causing additional pain and discomfort.
In a worst-case scenario, surgeons worry that the nose can develop unwanted indentations or bumps that will negatively alter the final result. In terms of recovery, it’s also important to note that all patients will have some form of casting over their nose for a week or two post-procedure.
After the cast is removed one week after surgery, glasses can be worn immediately, as long as they do not cause pain or soreness. The weight of today’s lightweight lenses and frames make concerns that they will shift the nose irrelevant.
About the Author Dr. Mines Constantine is a board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon at Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Austin, Texas. He is on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAF PRS) and is a Senior Advisor of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABF PRS).
Dr. Mines Constantine is a board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon at Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Austin, Texas. He is on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAF PRS) and is a Senior Advisor of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABF PRS).
Recovery takes a few weeks, and it’s important to make sure that the nose is allowed to heal undisturbed during this time. Wearing glasses after rhinoplasty on the bridge of your nose is a no-no, but you can ’t be expected to walk around blind after surgery.
Pressure from the glasses can cause tiny shifts and depressions in the cartilage that can compromise the final results. Since the results of rhinoplasty are permanent, it’s worth taking extra precautions to make sure everything heals properly.
Patients wear a splint for about a week after surgery to protect the nose and set the bones. Many people have difficulty fully understanding how long it takes for the nose to get back to normal after surgery.
The cartilage, bone, and skin of the nose may look much better after a few weeks, but small changes will continue to occur for many months. Different surgeons have their own recommendations for how long patients should modify their eyewear after surgery.
Since glasses usually rest on the bridge of the nose, most of the eyewear options for post-rhinoplasty patients involve shifting the weight elsewhere on the face. Most patients find a few months of inconvenience well worth the beautiful results of rhinoplasty in the end.
Dr. Buckingham is a highly respected, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty. He is known for the natural-looking, custom results he achieves for his patients, and really takes the time to get to know their goals and expectations.
There are no limitations to wearing your eyeglasses on top of your nasal splint during your first week of recovery. Although, it is highly recommended that you wear the lightest possible eyewear you own to not cause any excess pressure on the healing nasal septum.
Once the cast is removed you should avoid wearing glasses (including sunglasses) directly on your nose for approximately for 4-8 weeks after surgery. It is ideal to avoid having the weight of your glasses rest on your healing nasal bones which could potentially cause permanent damage requiring revision surgery.
We were delighted recently when a patient we’ll call “Elizabeth” at our Edge cliff practice asked, “Do I have to sacrifice my eyes to improve my nose?” Beth was talking about having a rhinoplasty, and wanted to know how soon after surgery she could wear glasses and sunglasses again. For patients like Beth, however, life would be impossible without corrective and protective eye gear.
Our practice founder, Dr George Marcella put her fears to rest. His extensive training as a facial plastic surgeon makes him uniquely qualified to help patients find solutions to their post-Rhinoplasty vision problems.
She wanted to avoid her glasses leaving a permanent dent on her nose after rhinoplasty. You can wear glasses and sunglasses on top of your nasal splint during the first week of recovery.
When Dr Marcella performs rhinoplasty, the procedure doesn’t always include a controlled bone fracture. Those who undergo this procedure may resume wearing protective and corrective glasses immediately.
Armed with the facts, Beth was able to schedule her life around her rhinoplasty and her temporary “loss of vision.” We’ll be seeing her again soon. If you’ve been considering nasal surgery and are concerned about your eyes, we invite you to visit our practice in Edge cliff.
If you have to rely on glasses or contact lenses for clear vision, you’ve probably wondered if laser eye surgery can really set you free from these visual aids. For the majority of people, laser eye surgery corrects their distance (far) vision to match or better what it is with glasses.
Your prescription strength and type of refractive error (e.g. short-sightedness, long-sightedness or astigmatism) Your surgeon’s experience and available laser technology Your age People with weaker prescriptions (lower refractive errors) usually stabilize in their late teens or early 20s, making them good candidates for laser eye surgery.
On the other hand, people with much poorer eyesight (i.e. higher refractive errors) tend to find that, although their prescription doesn’t change as often during their 20s, it may not stabilize completely. Occasionally, a person may experience progression (where the improvement in eyesight following laser eye surgery lessens over time).
An experienced surgeon will conduct rigorous testing and eligibility screening to ensure that you are a good candidate for laser eye surgery. If you don’t qualify for laser eye surgery, your surgeon can often recommend a different type of vision correction procedure (e.g. refractive lens exchange, implantable contact lenses).
People who have had laser eye surgery at a younger age may find their vision changing when they hit their early to mid-40s. This is where the eye’s lens, which is normally soft and flexible, starts to become stiff and rigid and reduces your ability to focus on near objects (e.g. for reading).
In other words, people who have had laser eye surgery early on often find that they require reading glasses as they enter their 40s.