Vision Changes During Pregnancy
A new survey has found that pregnancy can lead to visions changes.
One in six pregnant women or new moms experienced changes to their vision during pregnancy. Additionally, two out of five new moms weren't even aware that vision changes during pregnancy were possible!
The changes included dry eyes, migraines, blurred vision, and sensitivity to light. The changes are caused by the hormone changes your body undergoes during pregnancy, and can even be related to other pregnancy side effects.
Some women experience a change in the shape of their cornea, leading to a change in their prescription.
Luckily, these vision changes are temporary, and usually resolve shortly after delivery. But it's important that pregnant women see their optometrist regularly, and let their doctors know about any changes to their vision. While most vision changes during pregnancy are mild and temporary, some changes can be indicative of a more serious problem.
Preeclampsia can cause headaches, high blood pressure, and vision changes, and left untreated can have very serious consequences. So keep your doctor informed of any vision changes you notice during pregnancy. Even if it doesn't seem serious, it's better to be safe!
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