Healthy Eyes During Pregnancy

Eyes may change somewhat during pregnancy due to fluid retention, increased blood volume, hormonal fluctuations and other physical shifts that are part of pregnancy. Usually these changes are temporary and resolve after the baby is born, or after weaning a breast-fed child. Vision changes tend to be minor and don’t require a new eyeglass prescription. LASIK surgery should not be done when a woman is pregnant or breastfeeding.

Healthy Eyes During Pregnancy

What to Look For

A condition known as dry eye may result from hormonal fluctuations. Talk to your Eye M.D. about lubricating drops and other treatments that are safe during pregnancy. Wearing contact lenses may be less comfortable when dry eye is present. Eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EFA), such as salmon, flax seeds and walnuts, may help resolve dry eye and also supports general good health.

If vision becomes very blurry, it may signal high blood pressure or pregnancy-related diabetes. Contact your doctor right away.

Visiting your local optometrist allows doctors to look directly at your blood vessels which can reveal early warning signs of serious health problems such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes before the symptoms show up anywhere else in the body.

Schedule an eye exam at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore? You can schedule an eye exam online here, or call 321-259-3935

About 20/20 EyeGlass Superstore

20/20 Eyeglass Superstore is Central Florida’s premier eyecare provider with three locations in Winter Park, Melbourne, and Orange City.  We are proud to feature thousands of frame styles, lenses from the leading manufacturers, and sunglasses from the brands you love and trust.

Every family owned 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore location features its own independent doctor of optometry as well as an in-house lab to ensure you receive your new customized glasses in as little as one hour.  Our technicians maintain the highest standards of technical skills with the latest in eyecare technology.

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