Eye Health Concerns During Pregnancy

Pregnancy brings forth many physical and psychological changes. The majority of these changes can be attributed to extreme hormonal eye health concernsfluctuations and increased blood volume. Although not all of these changes are life threatening, careful clinical monitoring may be crucial.

By and large, the following vision-related changes may be expected when you’re expecting:

* Puffiness around the eyelids
* Dry eyes
* Swelling of the cornea
* Vision changes – some women may find themselves in need of a new prescription for their glasses
* Migraine headaches
* Sensitivity to light

The aforementioned changes typically resolve themselves, usually when the woman stops breastfeeding. On the other hand, seeing spots and having blurry vision should prompt one to seek immediate medical advice as they could be warning signs of a serious problem such as hypertension or gestational diabetes.

If you’d like to learn more about taking care of your vision (and that of your future child, too!) while expecting, call (907) 328-2920 or fill out this form to set up an appointment with us. We look forward to helping you improve your vision and your life by providing high-quality eye care services built on compassion and patient comfort.

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