If you are pregnant and you have discovered recent changes in your eyesight, then continue reading for more information. If you are considering getting pregnant, or if you are pregnant but have no changes in your eyesight and you are curious about the relationship between pregnancy and eyesight, then you’ve come to the right place!
When experiencing a pregnancy, there are several eye changes you may experience that are actually natural and don’t indicate any kind of issue. These symptoms include:
- Blurred Vision
- Eye Dryness
- Eye Puffiness
“Blurred vision is the most common visual symptom that pregnant women may experience. Hormonal fluctuations are usually to blame for the temporary decrease in visual acuity, and your eyesight will likely return to normal soon after giving birth.
The influx of pregnancy hormones causes fluid retention in some areas of the body and can cause the cornea to thicken slightly. As a result, the light entering the eye isn’t focused accurately and vision may be blurred,” (GalbrechtEyeCare.com)
There are, however, some symptom that may indicate an issues arising. These symptoms include:
- Flashers or floaters (can indicate high blood pressure)
- Temporary vision loss (a warning sign of preeclampsia)
- Sensitivity to light (can signal high blood pressure and preeclampsia)
If you are pregnant and experiencing any of the negative symptoms above, speak with an eye doctor as quickly as possible. If you are experiencing any of the other symptoms, know that they will likely pass and resolve themselves in time and possibly one the pregnancy ends.
For all eye related questions and concerns, call Whitney Eye Care today to get your appointment scheduled.