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I had forgotten all about this until recently. I gained a ton of weight with my ds and even my eyes were swollen so I couldn't see very well. I've only gained 3 pounds this time and my vision has been bad for about a month. I'm not freaked out about it this time because I know it will go away after I have the baby, but it does bug me. Everything is a blur. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I think some swelling in the eyes is normal... I can't wear my contacts while pregnant - too uncomfortable. And I find that I do have some difficulty/discomfort in my eyes, particularly at the end of the day.<br><br>
What's interesting is that after my first pregnancy, my eyes actually got BETTER than before being pregnant - my prescription was actually lessened last time I went in for a check up!<br><br>
I think, though, if you're having a lot of trouble seeing, you might want to schedule an appointment with an opthomologist (not optomotrist), just to be sure everything is okay...and also to see if glasses would be appropriate, even just for pregnancy. You shouldn't have go around with everything being a blur.
 

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My vision definitely gets a little funky. I remember reading that this is normal in my last pregnancy and not to go get new glasses when pregnant (unless you need them newly because of pregnancy of course) because your prescription will likely change/change back after the babe is born. Last time I wore my glasses with duct tape on the side for the last trimester because they broke but I didn't want to go spend the money on a new pair that would be off once my "normal" vision returned... a nice look. I find I get eye strain/fatigue more easily too.
 

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me too...but everything I read last time round said the vision changes were totally normal (your body has more fluid while pregnant, and it changes the shape of the eye a bit).<br><br>
My normal glasses give me headaches now (I've been wearing my computer glasses only for weeks and just waving at vague shapes in the hall on the hopes that they are people I know) and I'm seriously thinking about getting a cheap pair of glasses to "hold me" till June. I can't drive without glasses and although I don't need to drive a lot, it's a real disadvantage when something comes up that would be easily solved by driving someplace!
 

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Yep, yep, yep... dry eyes from the very beginning of pregnancy. Usually I wear contacts w/ no trouble whatsoever. But by the end of the day I'm hating my lenses.<br><br>
I've noticed that, in the last month or so (I'm 22 weeks) it doesn't matter if I'm wearing contacts or glasses, I still have to squint a little to see stuff like the TV.<br><br>
Great, now in addition to all of the other bodily changes pregnancy brings, I'm getting crow's feet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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That is weird, but now that you mention it, I think my vision is slightly off too. I find that my eyes get "tired" when I'm reading--they never used to do that. I'm also very sensitive to light. I think I might be slightly near sighted with this pregnancy. Oy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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The shape of one of my eyes changed during my first pregnancy due to changes in fluid pressure, increasing my astigmatism. I ended up having to get a toric contact lens for my left eye. My prescriptions in both eyes also needed to be strengthened a bit. DD is 26 months and they still haven't gone back to normal. I'm told that's pretty common.<br><br>
Of course, normal for me is blind as a bat, so I guess it doesn't really affect me too much! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">
 

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EarthMama369 makes a good point, because someone earlier suggested *NOT* getting new glasses during pg...<br><br>
IF YOU REALLY CAN'T SEE, GO TO THE EYE DOCTOR! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I would rather "waste" a little money on temporary glasses and avoid car crashes or constant headaches.<br><br>
I actually did have my previously scheduled every-2-years eye exam in December (pregnant) because I was really desperately in need of new, non-scratched eyeglass lenses, plus my old frames broke the morning of my appointment! Luckily, my prescription hasn't changed in over 10 years, so I would've known whether to buy a cheap pair of "tide-me-over" lenses if it'd been radically different.<br><br>
Whether to spend money on a different prescription during pg probably depends upon how bad your vision is generally and how prone you are to headaches from your poor vision, not to mention your occupation. If you are an airline pilot, PLEASE buy those temporary lenses! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
--willo
 

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Yeah, I'm definitely squinting a lot now. Not happy about that but also not willing to shell out the cash for just three more months. My contacts aren't bothering me at all, they're just weak!
 
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