Here’s an excuse to treat yourself to those Jenna Lyons copycat frames you’ve been eyeing : planning for pregnancy.
Pregnant women have two somewhat surprising changes to their eyes during pregnancy.
Luckily both of these changes resolve completely within the first few months post partum. Your eyes return to their prepregnancy state.
So what’s my logic for the new frames?
If you wear contact lenses, there is a chance you won’t be able to stand them during pregnancy. You’ll need glasses instead. And you shouldn’t get a new prescription / new glasses during pregnancy because your vision is changing slightly. You will need to get them now, before pregnancy. Ta-da!
Grant, Aaron and Sophia Chung. Eye in Pregnancy: Ophthalmologic and Neuro-ophthalmologic Changes. Clinical Obstetrics and Gyencology. Volume 56, Number2, 397-412, 2013
Dinn, Robert et al. Ocular changes in pregnancy. Obstetrical and gynecological Survery. Vol 58 (2): 137-144. 2003
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