I am pregnant. Sometimes I can use my glasses to see things clearly while sometimes they cannot help me with my vision problems. I don't know why. Do I need to buy another pair of glasses? Can pregnancy affect my eyesight?
Yes, pregnancy can change your eyesight. During pregnancy, hormones, fluid retention, metabolism, and blood circulation often changes, which can affect your eyes and eyesight. Most women who experience vision changes during pregnancy find that they're a bit more nearsighted than they were before. If you wear glasses, I think you needn't change your glasses at this moment.
Water retention may cause the thickness and curvature of the cornea. Though this is a small change, it may affect your eyesight. Because of this, pregnant women cannot have laser eye surgery. And it is not a good time to have a new prescription or buy new glasses. In most cases, these changes are temporary. Your eyesight will reverse themselves within several months of delivery. But if you think your vision has changed significantly, you can have your eyesight checked.
Yes. Changes in hormones, metabolism, fluid retention, and blood circulation can all affect your eyes and your eyesight during pregnancy.Water retention, for instance, may cause the thickness and curvature of the cornea of your eye to increase slightly. It's a small change, but it could affect how well your glasses or contacts correct your vision. It's also why laser eye surgery isn't recommended during pregnancy and why it's not a good time to be fitted for new contact lenses. If you experience vision changes during pregnancy, they'll probably be minor. Most women who experience a change find that they're a bit more nearsighted than they were before pregnancy. If you wear glasses, it's unlikely that you'll need to change your prescription, but it is possible. If you think your vision has changed significantly, have it checked.Pregnancy isn't a great time to invest in a new pair of glasses, though. In most cases, these changes are temporary and will reverse themselves within several months of delivery.