A few weeks ago, I attended my regular Weight Watchers meeting and a woman
commented that she had just gotten a new pair of prescription glasses.
At that point, she had lost over 10% of her starting weight and she was
feeling great (and looking great, too!). I assumed that the new glasses
were to celebrate her significant weight loss and compliment her new look.
so! Well, not entirely, anyways.
As it turns out, she learned from her ophthalmologist that an individual
who loses a significant amount of weight can experience vision changes.
Her story was surprising to me. How had I never heard of this? Her ophthalmologist
explained that based on a person’s medical history and conditions,
like diabetes and hypertension, a person may experience vision changes
that require new prescription glasses or contacts. However, not all people
undergoing weight loss will go through these vision changes.
If you have experienced significant weight loss, first of all,
good for you! Weight loss is challenging but equally rewarding and you should be proud
of yourself for making the choice to live a healthier lifestyle. Next,
schedule an appointment at Mary Washington Eye Care Center - it's
easy to make an appointment online at eyes.mwhc.com. If your weight loss
has changed your eye sight, having the correct prescription glasses or
contacts will contribute to your overall wellness.
Guest contributor Maria Bell is a Colonial Beach resident, a talented hobby
interior designer, and a relentless foodie. When she's not working
as a web development professional or volunteering her time with Delete
Blood Cancer, you can find Maria out on the water in her yacht or maintaining
the website for her yacht club.