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Dry Eyes During Pregnancy

Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Dry Eyes

This mama's got a bad case of dry eyes. Flying across the country, sipping on tea, and being close to the California wildfires may be part of my problem, but pregnancy actually causes many women to suffer from stingy and arid eyeballs.

While a pregnant woman's body retains water, her eyes can become tired and parched. Per my doctor's suggestion, a simple solution is to buy over–the–counter eye drops to help lubricate your peepers. Also make sure you're consuming plenty of water to keep your bodily juices flowing.

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Greggie Greggie 8 years
I agree with zabrow - using "redness relief" eyedrops on a regular basis is bad and causes a rebound problem. Also, if you're breastfeeding be sure not to use the Visine brand, which is counterindicated for breastfeeding women.
smhooper smhooper 8 years
i didn't have dry eyes when i was pregnant, but have developed them since having lasik done. i use refresh tears, they work great and were suggested by my dr.
zabrow zabrow 8 years
good idea to use lubricating drops (something like theratears), BAD idea to use "redness relief" drops like the drops pictured on a regular basis. they can cause your eyes to become even more red after you stop using them.
litbear221 litbear221 8 years
I usually wear my contacts all of the time, but when i got pregnant i was forced to waer my glasses ALL THE TIME because my eyes were so itchy and dry!
redheadkimie redheadkimie 8 years
I never had this problem thankfully11
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