Did you know that your vision can be affected by pregnancy? Pregnancy can affect a woman’s vision in several ways, but these changes are usually temporary and typically resolve after delivery. Here are some common ways that pregnancy can affect vision:
1. Blurred vision: Some women may experience blurred vision during pregnancy, which can be caused by changes in fluid retention and hormonal shifts. Blurred vision may be temporary or may last throughout the pregnancy.
2. Dry eyes: Hormonal changes during pregnancy can lead to a decrease in tear production, which can cause dry eyes and discomfort.
3. Eye shape changes: As the body changes during pregnancy, the shape of the eye may also change slightly, which can affect the way that light enters the eye and can cause vision changes.
4. Eye pressure changes: Pregnancy can cause changes in eye pressure, which can be a risk factor for developing glaucoma.
5. Gestational diabetes: Pregnant women with gestational diabetes may experience changes in vision due to changes in blood sugar levels.
After birth, nursing can also alter a woman’s eyesight. Very similar to vision changes during pregnancy, these problems also usually disappear after breastfeeding.
It’s important for pregnant women to receive regular eye exams to monitor any changes in vision and to identify any potential issues early on. Additionally, pregnant women should notify their healthcare provider if they experience any sudden or significant changes in vision, as these may be a sign of a more serious problem.
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