When you hit puberty your hormones went out of control, and you didn’t know what to do with them— resulting in too much acne, too much kissing, and likely too many hours spent lashing out at your parents. However, as you get older, your hormones start to die down, and your body slowly changes. Hormone fluctuations can impact virtually every part of your body including your vision. How do hormones affect your vision and what can you do about it? Read on to learn more.
How Do Hormones Affect Your Vision?
During times where your hormones are heightened— like in pregnancy— you will likely notice some changes in your vision. Specifically, many pregnant women develop chronic dry eye that goes away after they either deliver or stop breastfeeding. There are, however, other contributing factors to hormone changes and your vision including birth control pills, antidepressants, hormone medications, and menopause.
How Can It Be Fixed?
If your vision is impacted by hormones, you have a few solutions to help fix the problem. For instance, if you are breastfeeding or pregnant, you will just have to wait until you are done to find the relief. However, if you are taking a medication that is causing vision changes, you can talk to your primary care provider about getting off of the medication or switching the dosage. Additionally, if you are going through menopause, you may be able to take some supplemental hormones to help regulate your tear production.
Hormone changes are a normal part of life and can impact your vision in a variety of different ways. If you have started to notice that your vision is rapidly changing or if your eyes are starting to dry out, contact Precision Vision to schedule an eye examination. During your eye examination, your doctor will go over any physical changes you are going through along with any medications you are taking.