An eye shield helps prevent rubbing or pressure on the eye until it has healed. Eye shields are commonly used after surgical procedures on the eye, including LASIK and cataract surgery.
Review Date 9/3/2021
Updated by: Franklin W. Lusby, MD, Ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.