Dry Eyes

With all the mood swings, you would think that dry eyes aren't a problem during pregnancy. But hormone changes can affect your vision. One result is dry eyes. This is a temporary problem and should clear up after you have your baby.

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Step-by-Step Care:

  • Use artificial tear products to help ease dry eyes. Check with your doctor first to make sure the ingredients are safe during pregnancy.
  • If you wear contacts, consider switching to glasses temporarily to make your eyes more comfortable.
  • Take regular eye-rest breaks, especially if you work at a computer.
WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Neha Pathak, MD on March 19, 2021

Sources

SOURCES:

CNIB: "Pregnancy and Your Vision."

Medical News Today. "Watch for Vision Changes During Pregnancy."

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