New York Optometrist Susan Resnick, MD, says that because of […]
New York Optometrist Susan Resnick, MD, says that because of hormonal shifts during pregnancy, eye changes can include a number of things, from diminished corneal hydration and blurry vision (hormonal shifts can change your prescription needs) to an exacerbation of pre-existing eye conditions.
You should consider a visit to your eye doctor to inquire about your vision correction options and/or moistening drops. Now might not be the time for Lasik, but there are alternatives. Certain contact lenses are designed to lock in moisture throughout the day so that eyes feel more comfortable. Or, you might look into some new fab frames for everyday if your irritable eyes just cannot deal with lenses.
“Vision problems during pregnancy can also be a warning sign of other health problems, such as gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced hypertension,” says Dr. Resnick. If you’re worried about bigger problems, consult your OB.