Anybody who suffers from or has suffered from chronic sinus infections can tell you how much this illness can affect vision. There are several reasons why. Sinus infections cause swelling of the sinus cavities in the bones around the nasal passages and the eyes. Swelling and inflammation can cause pressure on the eyes themselves, resulting in vision distortion, eye pain, and blurred vision. It is even possible to get a viral or bacterial infection in the eye, usually evident by itching, oozing eyes, and sticky and/or colored mucus draining from the eyes. If you are experiencing eye irritation it is important to work with an optometrist to ensure good eye health.
For those who suffer from chronic sinus infections, seeing an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialist in conjunction with a Midland eye doctor is recommended. One way to make sure that your eyes stay healthy is to visit a Midland optometrist at least once a year. If you suffer from more than three sinus infections per year or your sinus infections seem to be hurting your eyes more and more often share this information with your optometrist as it may be a sign of other complications. The more information you give your eye doctor the better equipped they are to protect your vision as well as our overall health.
Springtime is a season of beauty, life, and growth. However, for people with chronic allergies and sinus infections, it can also be a time of watery irritated itchy eyes and a stuffy head. If this describes you, call today to schedule a visit with one of our Traverse Vision Midland optometrists to ensure good eye health.