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How Your Vision Changes During Pregnancy

The changes your body experiences during pregnancy do much more than encourage strange cravings. The increased amount of hormones produced by your growing little one may cause changes in your vision, among other things. The best thing you can do is to become educated about these changes and understand that in most cases these are temporary eye conditions that will return to normal post-delivery.

Eye Care During Pregnancy

Your prenatal doctor visits are important for a healthy pregnancy, but getting regular eye care is necessary, too. If you suffer from any pre-existing eye conditions, like glaucoma, high blood pressure or diabetes, it’s very important to tell your eye doctor that you are pregnant. Your eye doctor may watch closely for changes in your vision during this exciting time in your life.

Refracting Changes

Ensure that you’re discussing any vision changes that you may experience with an eye doctor. Changes in your hormone levels can alter the strength you need in your eyeglasses or contact lenses. This is usually nothing to worry about, but you eye doctor can help you decide whether or not to change your prescription.

Dry/Puffy Eyes

If you’ve been experiencing dry or puffy eyes during your pregnancy, you’re not alone. Lubricating or rewetting eye drops are safe to use while pregnant or nursing, but you should still consult with your doctors so that he or she may recommend the best brand.

Puffy eyes may interfere with your side vision. Drinking the recommended intake of water, and sticking to a moderate diet, low in sodium can help reduce these effects.

Migraine Headaches

Migraines are very common among pregnant women, and in some cases, these headaches can make your eyes feel more sensitive to light. If you are pregnant and suffering from migraines, be sure to talk to your primary care or OBGYN before taking any prescription or non-prescription migraine headache medications.


Here at the Catonsville Eye Group, providing the best patient care is out #1 priority. The professionalism of our doctors coupled with our capable and caring staff, state of the art technology, and extensive frame and lens options are what have made Catonsville Eye Group the first choice for families in our community.  We strive to provide the best possible professional care at fair and reasonable prices to our patients in the most courteous way possible!

If you would like to schedule an appointment, order contact lenses, or ask questions about our services at Catonsville Eye Group, please call our office at (410) 747-1221 or email us by clicking this link. We will respond to your request within 24 hours. You can also schedule an appointment online! You can access our web scheduler through our website or Facebook page.

We’re located at the heart of the Music City at 611 Frederick Rd., Suite 101. Drop on by, or schedule an appointment today. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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