Sinusitis Vision – Letter from a Reader

Yesterday, I received a letter from Jonathan, a long time reader of my Articles. He said, “Occasionally when I wake up, I am extremely congested on one side, and a terrible headache. On the worst days, my eye on the really congested side of my head hurts and feels like something is pushing it from in back. It also seems that my vision is not as clear in the other eye. Can sinus pressure affect your vision in this manner?”


What happens Jonathan, is that the tissues in your lower orbital’s become inflamed. When this happens they swell and cause the blurred vision that gives you so much discomfort. When I was at my worst, I had a chronic sinus infection and the ducts between my eyes and nose were inflamed giving my eyes a bulged look. After three years I finally quit my job, and subsequently found out that cigarette smoke in my office was the main culprit. I have allergies to other things too but the smoke caused a big problem.


Try keeping your nasal passages clean by washing them out with a saline-baking soda mixture. I think that the clogged nasal passage also aids in causing sleep apnea. There are lots of herbal remedies that are suggested in previous Articles of mine and others as well online. Some work well for a few people, others work well for yet another group. It’s a trial and error thing Jonathan.


Sinusitis and vision problems can be very much related to one another. Many people often find their vision is impeded every time their sinus flares up. Water eyes, blurred vision, and frequent dull eye pain are all associated with sinusitis. Vision problems should never be ignored. If they persist, see a doctor and do ask questions.



Esther Smith, author

Smith took up her research on sinusitis after years to sinus problems. Her findings have helped her to cope with the now occasional flare-ups. To get more information this subject: