Eye Wear and Pregnancy

Updated on February 21, 2008
J.M. asks from Hebron, KY
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I recently went and had an eye exam and would really like to wear contacts. I suspected that I was pregnant but have been regularly late so thought nothing of it. I found out for certain that I am pregnant and the eye doctor had mentioned that this may cause my eyes to 'change.' I have been having trouble with my trial pair of contacts so my question is-anyone else dealt with pregnancy and contacts? Were there problems with your eyes adjusting to the contacts? Did your eyes 'change' during the pregnancy? Thanks.

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Well, I finally got back to the eye dr. and he said that eyes can be drier during pregnancy so I need to get some drops. I really want to wear contacts. Because I have an astigmatism in both eyes, I have to wear toric lenses and my vision is going to be a little different than with glasses. The contacts are soft and glasses are, well glass thus they are hard. I'll see how long I can deal with it or I'll get used to it. Thanks for all of your information.

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answers from Cleveland on

I just had this happen to me. When I was pregnant (about 6 mos) I had a regular eye exam and I got a new prescription for contacts. Fast forward a year, and I noticed that for quite some time I was having a lot of trouble with my contacts. I went back to my eye doctor and found out my contact prescription I got when I was pregnant was too strong. My doctor told me that if my blood sugar level was off at the time of my exam, it could affect my vision. After I had my daughter, my blood-sugar level stabilized as did my vision.

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answers from Columbus on

Yep, my eyes changed when I was pregnant. I was unable to wear contacts my entire pregnancy. I had to dig out my old glasses. It was a lot better after I had my baby. I was able to wear my contacts again to a point (not all day like I used to). Now my baby is weaned and I am getting ready to get my eyes checked again. They should be back to normal by now.



answers from Cleveland on


I am not sure if this makes a difference or not...but I have been wearing contacts for 22 years and have worn them through all 4 of my pregnancies. I know for sure that my perscription has not change with my last 2 pregnancies...but I am not sure if it is just because I have been wearing them for so long. I also didn't have any complications with them while I was pregnant or nursing either.

I know that when I first started to wear contacts and even switched kinds it took me a while to get adjusted to the contacts. And that was before I was pregnant. I hope this helped some what...good luck on whatever road you take.



answers from Fort Wayne on

I never had any problems with my contacts during my pregnancy. I had a super stuffy nose for the last 6 months of my pregnancy and that caused my contacts to dry out a lot, but my vision didn't change. It may just take a bit of trial and error to find the right contacts for you. They come in all different sizes and shapes. I know that I've had difficulty in the past finding the contacts with the best fit. If you're having problems with the trial pair, call the eye doc and let them know. They may be able to get you a different kind of lens to try.



answers from Dayton on

I worked for an eye doctor for 10 years. Your prescription does/can change when you are pregnant. Thank you hormones. If you decide to nurse that can change things too. My suggestion is to wait. I know the doctor I worked for wouldn't even prescribe glasses for someone who is pregnant or nursing. Too many changes.



answers from Jacksonville on

I have horrible vision. My eye sight changes every year. I've never really noticed my visiion changing during pregnancy because they did from year to year anyway. Here's how I see it..You need to get your eyes checked once a year and you're pregnant for 9 months. Wouldn't you rather see better during your pregnancy than wait until after? Just a thought!



answers from Cleveland on

Strange isn't it? i still can't wear contacts and I had them for years before i got pregnant with my kids, it wasn't untill the third one that i ran into problems though either but my eyes are so dry that i can't stand to have contacts in. my feet also grew a size with each of my kids, and i developed an allergy to cats,pregnancy does all sorts of funny thigns to your body,lol.



answers from Cincinnati on

My contacts slid more when I was pregnant than when I'm not. They did change some, and then they changed back to normal after pregnancy. I would personally be worrieda bout getting new contacts when pregnant because of this.



answers from Columbus on

This happened to my friend. She had to wear glasses during her pregnancy, but after she gave birth she didn't need them anymore. I don't think she needed glasses until towards the end of her pregnancy, though. I would talk to your OBGYN about your eyesight and pregnancy.

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