Pregnancy could affect and possibly change your eyesight positively or negatively.
You may experience:
Let’s start with changes in your prescription:
It’s probably best not to change the strength of your glasses or contact lenses during pregnancy:
If you are breastfeeding it is best to wait it out until you have finished as the different hormones required for breastfeeding could still be affecting your eyesight.
The increase of estrogen hormone could reduce the oily part of tear production in the glands of your eyes. Oil secretion is a key part to keeping the eyes well moisturised. Even if you can produce tears, your eyes may continue to feel dry and itchy because the oily film is missing.
If you are experiencing more severe changes with your eyes, then consult your doctor as it could be a sign of more serious problems like preeclampsia or diabetes.
Always consult your doctor if you are experiencing extreme eyesight problems or headaches.