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01 Nov

How Pregnancy Could Affect Your Eye Health

Here at our Las Cruces ophthalmology practice, it is not uncommon to receive visits from pregnant clients. It should be noted that when you’re expecting, you should expect certain changes in your vision brought about by hormonal shifts, fluid retention, and increased blood volume. Below is a quick guide to common changes in vision and your eye health when you’re pregnant.

  • You suffer frequently from dry eyes. This has to do with hormonal fluctuations. You may be prescribed with lubricating drops that are safe for you to use while conceiving.
  • Your eyelids may be get swollen and extremely puffy. Limit your intake of foods with high-sodium which can further aggravate fluid retention.
  • Your contacts may start feeling uncomfortable. This is common during the last trimester as your cornea becomes more sensitive. It may be best to avoid contact lenses around this time.
  • You experience fluctuations in your eyesight. Such fluctuations may be a result of fluid retention. Your vision should return to normal approximately 6 weeks following childbirth.

If you notice that the aforementioned changes in eyesight do not return 4 to 6 weeks after giving birth, you might want to get in touch with us! At Fillmore Eye Clinic, our team of highly trained and experienced medical experts have remained steadfast in offering customers trusting care, the latest technology, and the highest quality products, all at a fair and competitive price. Call us at 1-800-323-4764. You can also fill out this contact form for personal consultations. We look forward to your visit!

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