Pregnancy & Eye Health: Problems + Solutions

With National Eye Health Week from the 18th-25th September, it is worth giving a thought as to how pregnancy can affect your eyesight.

Eye health may not be the first thing which springs to mind when you are expecting a new arrival.

But actually, pregnancy can really affect your eyes in numerous different ways.

It can have both short term and long term implications for your sight, so it is well worth knowing about.

Keep reading to find out more about the implications of pregnancy on your eyes and what you can do about it.

Dryness & Itchiness

When you are pregnant, there is an increased likelihood that you will suffer from both dry and itchy eyes.

This is due to hormonal changes in your body, and can last as long as you are breastfeeding.

Dry eyes are uncomfortable, make your eyes red and sore, and can make you more sensitive to light.

To sort this out, get some hydrating eye drops from the pharmacist and try to take regular breaks from staring at a screen.

Also, wearing some wraparound sunglasses can help protect your eyes from the elements and prevent them from drying out further.

Try the Bolle Bounty.

These gorgeous sunglasses feature a wrap design and polarized lenses to protect those eyes from the weather and the sunlight.

Bolle Bounty

Bolle Bounty

Blurry Vision

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You may experience blurry vision during pregnancy once again due to the hormones in your body!

Hormones can lead to a buildup of fluid in the eye, which thus effects the shape of the cornea.

This is the same cause for your swollen ankles and feet too: the build up of fluid.

Although this is common for many women, get this checked out by your doctor just so they can give you the once over.

Your eyesight should return back to normal after you have had your baby.

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Infinity 1219

Infinity 1219

Gestational Diabetes

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Gestational Diabetes is a temporary form of diabetes which occurs during preganany.

It is important to know if you have this condition as it can effect your eye health, so be sure to talk to a medical professional to be checked over.

Signs that you may have gestational diabetes are high blood pressure, a dry mouth, severe tiredness and frequent urination.

This form of diabetes can potentially affect the blood vessels in your eyes, hence altering your vision.

Once again it should be temporary for the length of the pregnancy, but be sure to get advice from your doctor.

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Carducci Sun CD1047

Carducci Sun CD1047

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