Do You Wear Glasses

I have been asked recently by a face lift patient if she will be able to use their glasses or contact lenses after their face lift/eyelid surgery. She told me that regular readers won’t cut it and she needs to use her personal prescription in order to read. You won’t feel comfortable putting glasses around your ears for a couple of weeks postop so it will be very frustrating not to be able to read well while you’re recovering. You certainly won’t be able to put contacts lenses in unless you don’t have your eyes done with your face lift.

There’s little else to do at the recovery facility but either read, watch tv or DVDs all of which require glasses.

I thought of an idea that I would like to share with you all. LORGNETTES (pronounced “lorn-yets”) These are glasses that have one arm that you hold up to your eyes (like opera glasses but they are regular glasses). You can find them on line. Just Google “lorgnette eyeglasses” and many options will come up. My suggestion is, order a pair of lorgnettes and when you get them in the mail, bring them to your optometrist and have him or her insert your personal prescription into the lorgnettes. You will have to hold them up to your eyes, but it is better than nothing, right?

It will probably end up costing you a couple hundred bucks between buying the lorgnette frames and having your prescription inserted and it will take time to accomplish this so you need to get on it as soon as possible to make sure you have them in time for your trip. I’m thinking that it would be worth it to spend the extra money to guarantee you have glasses to read and see with for those few weeks postop. Of course it’s up to you to decide that.

Here is a link I found on the internet that shows an interesting pair of glasses that has flexible arms that go in every direction. They could work well and give you more options so that you could even use them as regular glasses as well as lorgnettes. Check it out.

Love, Didi