Will you need to wear sunglasses after LASIK?

LASIK surgery can be a life-changing experience, enabling people with poor vision to see clearly without the help of glasses or contact lenses. However, there’s one question that many people considering the surgery have in mind—will I need to wear sunglasses after LASIK? Read on to find out!

Do I have to wear sunglasses?

The short answer is no, you don’t have to wear sunglasses after your LASIK surgery. However, we recommend that you wear them when going outdoors, especially during the summer months, in the first week following your surgery. This is because your eyes may be more sensitive to light after the procedure, and wearing sunglasses will help protect them from the sun’s UV rays and reduce glare.

It’s also important to note that even if you don’t feel any discomfort from bright sunlight, it’s still best practice to wear sunglasses at all times when outdoors. This is because UV exposure can damage your eyes over time and cause problems such as cataracts. With this in mind, it’s wise to get into the habit of always wearing sunglasses when outside—even if you had laser eye surgery years ago!

What kind of sunglasses should I wear?

When choosing a pair of sunglasses for protection against sunlight and glare after LASIK surgery, make sure they have 100% UV protection. This will ensure that your eyes are fully protected against harmful UV rays. Additionally, look for polarized lenses if possible—these will reduce glare significantly and make outdoor activities like driving much easier (and safer!)

LASIK surgery can be incredibly beneficial if you have poor vision and want an alternative to glasses or contact lenses. While wearing sunglasses isn’t necessary after the procedure itself, we highly recommended for maximum protection against the sun’s UV rays and reducing glare. So remember—always keep your sunglasses nearby when spending time outdoors! It’s a small price to pay for safeguarding your vision! To find out more about LASIK book a free virtual appointment here.

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Dr. Bennett Chotiner
M.D., F.A.C.S.


Dr. Bennett Chotiner is the founder and medical director of Memorial Eye Institute. A noted innovator, in 1977 he established his clinical practice, the Pennsylvania Eye Associates. In 1984, he established the Pennsylvania Eye Surgery Center, Pennsylvania’s first …

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Dr. Erik A Chotiner
M.D., F.A.C.S.


Erik Chotiner, M.D. diagnoses and treats a wide range of medical eye conditions. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Franklin and Marshall College. Dr. Chotiner attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia where he received multiple awards including the Physiology Prize for …

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