Does Your Eyesight Change During Pregnancy?

Question: Does your eyesight change during pregnancy?

Answer: Yes, your eyesight can actually change during pregnancy. Some seem to think that it's a mixture of the hormones and the fluid retention that happens during pregnancy. The thought is that you're holding onto so much fluid in your body that the fluid in the eye actually causes the eyeball to change shape, which makes some women actually more near-sighted than they were before. But these changes are temporary, so this is not the time to get fitted for new glasses or new contacts or even consider laser eye surgery.

The best thing to do is to wait it out and a few months after you deliver, see where your vision settles out. But remember to bring this up to your obstetrician because sometimes vision changes are related to diabetes or high blood pressure that can develop during pregnancy.

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