Can You Wear Colored Contacts After LASIK?

Can You Wear Colored Contacts After LASIK?

July 11, 2022

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Now that you’ve had LASIK, people will see your eyes without any obstruction from your glasses. This may make you ponder whether you are happy with your eye color. If not, you may wonder, can I wear colored contacts after LASIK? The answer to this is usually yes.

Despite the fact that you probably won’t need contact lenses to correct your vision, you’ll still need to visit an optometrist or ophthalmologist for a prescription. Contact lenses are medical devices and they need to be properly fitted to your eyes.

You’ll have some color options to choose from. Some lenses just contain a light tint that can be used to enhance eye color, these are most useful for lighter eye colors, like gray, blue, or green. There are also opaque color options, which are used for more dramatic color changes, such as brown to green, or vice versa.

Tips for Wearing Contact Lenses After LASIK 

Tips for Wearing Contact Lenses After LASIK 
  • You will need to wait until you are fully healed after LASIK surgery before proceeding with a contact lens fitting.
  • You will need to visit an eye doctor for a contact lens fitting and eventually, receive a prescription.
  • Think about what color you are interested in before going in for your appointment.
  • Colored lenses pose the same risk of infection as clear ones, so you’ll need to make sure to take care of them properly to minimize this risk. That means taking them out nightly before going to sleep, cleaning them thoroughly, and disposing of them as prescribed.
  • Make sure you continue to get regular eye exams in order to monitor your ocular health. 


The first step to seeing through your beautiful eyes is getting rid of those glasses! The experienced and skilled refractive surgeons at the Kraff Eye Institute can help you with that. Call Chicago’s leading laser vision correction center for an appointment today.

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