How can you make wearing contact lenses during pregnancy as comfortable as possible?
Using eye drops several times per day can help to alleviate discomfort due to dry eyes. If continue to wear contact lenses during this period, make sure that the drops you use are compatible with the contact lenses you wear. There are a number of compatible products on the market and your optician or doctor will be able to recommend the most suitable one.
It is also possible that you might need a slight adjustment to the power or fitting of your contact lenses during your pregnancy. Again, your contact lens practitioner or optician is best placed to guide you through this process. But remember, the prescription is quite likely to need to be adjusted back after you’ve delivered your baby so be aware that you should schedule another visit after your baby is born. Though the new contact lenses can normally be used for another couple of months after giving birth – before the cornea goes back to normal.
- If you experience vision changes during pregnancy, they'll probably be minor. Most women who experience a change find that they're a bit more short-sighted than they were before pregnancy.
- If you wear glasses, it's unlikely that you'll need to change your prescription, but it is possible. If you think your vision has changed significantly, have it checked.
Pregnancy isn't a great time to invest in a new pair of glasses, though. In most cases, these changes are temporary and will reverse themselves within several months of delivery.