Does anyone else pregnant wearing contact lenses find their eyes are getting really sore my the end of the day? I'm due a check up next month anyway so will get my eyes checked but had heard this could happen in pregnancy & wondered if anyone else was experiencing it?
During my first pregnancy within a few days of ovulation I couldn't wear contacts at all because my eyes were so dry. Hormones are well known to affect your eyes so this problem is far from uncommon. During this pregnancy however I am able to wear them (although I am on a slightly different type).
My optician told me that if my eyes get sore at the end of the day (I have very fussy eyes, on Accuvue Oaysis) whilst I'm pregnant then it WILL be one of 3 things: 1) Too tired...if you're getting morning sickness, or getting other signs of being tired, then you'll get sore eyes. Remedy: get some more sleep or at least put your feet up more. 2) Dry eyes, thus sore. Your eyes will only be drier as you are more likely to be dehydrated. Drink more, a lot more. Your body will be using up fluids at a rapid rate, especially if you're sick. 3) A combination of the above.
Hormoes can have some influence, but less than people think apparently, and you're more likely to get an 'immediate' reaction - within an hour or so of putting them in.
I wear monthly contact lenses and they are very scratchy and sore now. I think it's due to your eyes being drier than normal. Also, I've heard that your eye balls change shape a bit while you're pregnant due to the extra fluid in your body (I know this sounds mad but I'm sure I didn't just dream that!). I'm still wearing the lenses but not for as long every day.