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Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

My eyes are blurry and itchy -- could pregnancy be causing this?

Re: My eyes are blurry and itchy -- could pregnancy be causing this?

The Bump Expert

No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. Those hormone changes can make your eyes itchy, red, and sensitive to light. And, that swelling in your boobs and ankles? It can extend to your eyes -- particularly troublesome if you wear contacts. The swelling of the cornea paired with a decrease in tear production makes eyes dry and uncomfortable, and can weaken vision. Try to limit the time you spend in contacts, and never wear them at night.

If you notice problems like blurred or distorted vision, contact your doctor right away -- it might be a sign of more serious conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes. Also check with your doctor before you use any eye medication, because certain drops can be harmful to baby. You’re not just eating for two, you’re seeing for two! The good news is, once baby comes, your eyes should correct themselves.

Paula Kashtan

re: Q: Blurry, Itchy Eyes?

How funny! My contacts have been really itchy lately. I just thought that they must be getting old. After reading this article I realized that it started around when I would have become pregnant. Crazy hormones!

Yellowtulip |

re: Q: Blurry, itchy eyes?

And I thought it was the pure air of Jakarta :) that caused the itchiness last week

dutchblonde |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

I can help with this one! I work for an opthalmologist. Try using some mostiure drops twice a day..not visine though that stuff is horrible for your eyes!! that should help if not make an appointment with your eye dr. :)

southernbride2009 |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

I just noticed the blurriness this past weekend. I usually have great vision but I couldn't read a bumper sticker on a car that was parked 15 feet away. The words were large and my fiancee could read it and he wears contacts. My doctor said it's perfectly normal and that with blood flow being redirected to the uterus right now I may experience it througout the entire pregnancy, but it should go back to normal after delivery. :)

salina_b |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

amazing. I didn't even think about this as a symptom until I read this!! No blur for me... just burn-y.

hi_Catherine |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

Wow i never heard this.. good to know!! i was going to ask you if you have morning sickness.. my eyes are puffy and they burn alittle afterwards, so thats what i was thinking!! lol

baldwinsbride |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

Yeah, I totally threw my contacts away and put new ones in!

mrskatlinbell |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

Ok, so the bump due date ticker says that I'm about three weeks pregnant. I wouldn't have even known I was pregnant if I hadn't been tracking my fertility cycle. But I haven't taken a test yet so I'm not 100% sure. I have the blurry itchy eyes, I'm tired all the time, I have cravings for foods I've never liked before, and my boobs are the weirdest by far. I woke up one day and noticed that my areola on the right is enlarged and darker around the outside. The other one is larger than they usually are but the right one is just out there. Then a few days later I noticed the they both went up a cup size and then my right boob went up one more a few days after that. Am I pregnant???

rosemarie389 |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

I almost threw out my contacts as well. This is crazy!

mikeandterriann |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

looks like it since so many of us are experiencing it. I thought it was just from bein so tired.

mississippigirl09 |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

This is soooo crazy! My eyes were so itchy last night...I was blaming our dogs and made my husband vaccuum the house twice! Oh well....he doesn't have to know....he he!

KrysNelson |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

I was hoping this was the problem b/c I just put in new contacts the other day! But it is getting a little annoying having to sqint and hunch over my desk to try and read what I'm working on.

jillerina79 |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

I'm so glad I saw this, because my eyes have been blurry, itchy and very sensetive to light. I didn't know what was wrong with me! Now I know. Thanks!

lmwinn |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

My eyes have been blurry and irritated. I thought it was my mascara until I read this article. My eyes feel better when I don't wear mascara.

everydayclaire |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

Oh wow! I was going to make an eye dr appt, thought I had an eye infection. Im about 5wks along, and noticed for over a week my left has been little blurry and teary. Also when I wake up in the morning, its soo dry and has little things making my eye stick. I started putting "Pred Forte Rx drops" I guess they're antibiotic drops...could this be harmful???

veronicavs123 |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

wow i mean my eyes were already bad but lately i have been having really bad blurriness and itchiness as well as sensitivity 2 light and i thought my eyes were just getting worse but after reading this article i finally know what it is lol TS CRAZY! :) THANX!!

NS09 |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

wow thats too funny, my vision has been super blurry and my eyes have been itching like crazy, i thought it was my alergies, and they all of a sudden will start burning, haha i thought my contacts were getting old, good to know :) thanks ladies!

justluv_89 |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

wow this is so interesting.. i just thought since it was allergy season i was allergic to everything!!

gdmegan99 |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

I have totally noticed this. I started about a week ago (so when I was 16 weeks) and at first I thought "oh no, pink eye!" because my eyes were red. But then I remembered that this can happen with pregnancy. It's the worst in the morning when I first wake up - I can barely see!!! I wear contacts, but this is worse than normal. I've been using some eye drops in the morning and the red has gone down and my eyes feel normal again. Thank goodness!!!! So I've been using Clear Eyes - is that ok? Or should I be using something else??

sharethevision |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

WOW! I just found out recently that I'm pregnant (4 wks along) and my eyes have been burn-y and red. I thought it was my allergies to the cat acting up! Pretty interesting stuff! THANKS!

_lobsters__ |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

Strange. I didn't know this could be a symptom until I read this. I just thought my itchy eyes were ragweed and mild fall allergies. I guess I learn something new everyday.

croberts22 |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

I had an eye exam about a week ago. They gave me a new pair of contact lenses (same strength and same type) and they were great at first, later in the day and ever since I feel like I can't see right, I'm constantly repositioning my lenses on my eyes and adding saline drops. How funny that this is a symptom. I was seriously thinking that maybe my vision did change and the eye doc made a mistake!!! Glad to know its just one of the many strange pregnancy symptoms!!!

kimmiekp |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

I'm 21w5d pregnant with twins, and I've had terrible vision, itchy eyes, and a twitching right eyelid for a couple months now. My friend warned me that my eyes would swell, and I have poor eyesight to begin with, but the twitching is annoying!

knifeslice |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

This was the first pregnancy symptom I had. I went through several pair of contacts too! I almost went to the eye doctor, but then found out I was pregnant. My eyesight cleared up around week 6 or 7.

LBWestmo |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

i just experienced this today...and FREAKED. it was more like moving spots of light. SCARY!!! Good to know now that i've read this. I had already put it on my list of things to tell my Dr. anyway :)

SandiCupcake |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

Around 4 weeks my eyes just started burning like crazy and I wear glasses. It got to the point where I couldn't get out of bed because they were burning and watering so badly. It thankfully stopped around week 5. So, I'm burning free for 2 weeks now

maybemama2011 |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

I just asked my eye dr about this yesterday, I had eye surgery in feb was supposed to get refracted for my new glasses yesterday....have to wait till after babys born now b/c pregnancy changes your vision! Im 4 weeks in....gonna be a long wait for my new glasses! Lol so change in vision is totally normal!

maeia82 |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

at first i thought i had allergies real bad until my doctor told me i was pregnant and expecting for the first time, i was shocked! bc i was an abortion survivor i was born at 7 1/2 months and they told me about 2 years ago before when i first was married i wouldnt be able to have kids ever. because of what my birth mom did to me. and when i heard Im 7 weeks pregnant i was so happy i cried. my husband and I were so blessed and happy and we are expecting our first kid. all because i thought i had allergies.

firsttimemommy21 |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

Lol I was thinking I had pink eye without the redness...I never heard of pregnancy making eyes itchy...big relief

parisnoflin |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

yes since ive been pregnant my eyes are red my vision is very blurry and itchy this i have notice

msshaylovesyoung79 |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

hA! Makes sense now! I had a physical for work two weeks ago and they always check our vision. NORMALLY I have great eye sight without corrective measures and when I went to look through the screen this go round I was so upset because I couldn't read half of what I was looking at! And with allergy season starting to act up I figured that was why my eyes have been itchy and burning. Im sure its a combination but glad to know im not going blind!

blubomber323 |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

I threw out a pair of contacts as well and thought I needed new glasses... Glad I read this!

b.weinkauf@gmail.com |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

Oh wow! All the changes! And some of them so subtle and surprising. My eyes have been dry and my contact a little glossy. I've been cleaning my contacts up to 3 times in a day and was considering a visit to the eye doctor. But having read this I can now better appreciate what is going on.

LattyDBomb |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

Pregnant women do get pink eye or itchy eyes sometimes.Here is a good guide on how to treat pink eyes and itchy eyes. If proper care is taken one can treat them quite easily and quickly.

angiemayers |

Q&A: Are blurry, itchy eyes a pregnancy symptom?

I wear contacts and the other day noticed I was seeing double and everything is blurry and itchy. I also have the kind of contacts that you sleep in so I'm glad I read this, I will be taking them out from now on.

cmorrison88 |