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Posted by: Zee01 | 2011/02/08

Breastfeeding and eyes

Hello doc!

My baby is now 9 months, and I am still breastfeeding.

When I went for new glasses the optomitrist told my in September that it is not a good idea to start wearing contact lenses while breastfeeding, something to do with reactions?!

I really want contact lenses, are there any ground for this claim?

Thank you so much!!

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Expert ImageCyberDoc

Hallo Zee01
Hormonal changes may influence your eyeball shape, so if you fit contact lenses now, it may not fit after a few months when you stop breast feeding. The solution is simple - get the throw-away type lenses and only buy for the next few months (until you think you will stop breast feeding) then go for another eye test about a month after stopping breast feeding and see if you need a new prescription. I wore my lenses right through pregnancy and breastfeeding!
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2011/02/08

Hallo Zee01
Hormonal changes may influence your eyeball shape, so if you fit contact lenses now, it may not fit after a few months when you stop breast feeding. The solution is simple - get the throw-away type lenses and only buy for the next few months (until you think you will stop breast feeding) then go for another eye test about a month after stopping breast feeding and see if you need a new prescription. I wore my lenses right through pregnancy and breastfeeding!
Dr Bets

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