How to avoid digital eye strain while spending more time on screens

first_img“In both of those cases, I found out that they were on their computers for nine hours a day, their prescriptions weren’t accurate,” said Dr. Christensen. Those are some of the symptoms of digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome. “They give a little bit of a boost toward the bottom of our lens which is often where you’re looking through when you’re looking at your phone, tablet, or computer,” said Dr. Christensen. “Sometimes start to feel some uncomfortable symptoms like blurry vision, eyes get dry, burning. In severe cases you can even get headaches, dizziness, shoulder and neck pain,” said associate doctor of optometry at Roberts Eyecare Michael Christensen. “The human eye is at a position of rest looking beyond 20 feet, which is a position of no focus for the human eye for most people,” he said. (WBNG) — While we’re stuck at home, many people are finding themselves filling their time on a screen. Many devices also allow you to change your screen settings. While many offices are only taking in patients in urgent situations, if you’re experiencing any symptoms of digital eye strain, you’re encouraged to call your eye doctor. “Every 20 minutes that you’re on your computer, take 20 seconds and look off into the distance at least 20 feet away,” said Dr. Christensen. Doctor of optometry Andrew Sacco says that’s a good way to give your eyes a break.center_img Whether it’s taking online classes or working from home, playing video games, or scrolling through your phone, your electronic devices aren’t easy on the eyes. “Years ago before all of the small digital electronics, children would play video games, Atari, and not blink their eyes because they don’t want to miss the action. But people on a computer, they don’t blink either,” said Dr. Sacco. “Almost every kind of device nowadays has some kind of feature that you can implement that will cut down on the blue light that’s being emitted. It turns your screens a yellowish, amber kind of color,” said Dr. Christensen. Dr. Christensen says he’s received some calls describing that during this pandemic. You can also purchase anti-fatigue or digital lens glasses, which help filter out the blue light electronic devices emit. And as simple as it sounds, remember to blink to avoid dry eyes. But there are some easy things you can do to avoid strain. First, follow the 20-20-20 rule.last_img read more

Intermittent stoppages planned this weekend on I-74 in Decatur County

first_imgDECATUR COUNTY, IN — INDOT contractor Beaty Construction plans to conduct intermittent stoppages on I-74 this weekend near St. Omer in Decatur County. Crews will be completing overhead demolition work as part of the $1.2 million superstructure replacement project on C.R. 700 N. that began earlier this month.   Starting as early as 7:30 a.m. on Saturday morning (March 28), all lanes of I-74 EB will close west of Greensburg near the C.R. 700 N. overpass for up to 20 minutes. Traffic will be held and then released until normal flow is reached. Intermittent stoppages will take place throughout the day for up to 12 hours. Demolition will continue over I-74 WB on Sunday, March 29, with westbound stoppages beginning around 7:30 a.m.Motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route to avoid delays or allow extra time when traveling through the area. Drivers should slow down, use extra caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones. All work is weather dependent and schedules are subject to change.Stay InformedMotorists in Southeast Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts any time via:Facebook: @INDOTSoutheastCARS 511: indot.carsprogram.orgMobile App: iTunes App Store and the Google Play store for Androidlast_img read more

Sala: Body Seen in Plane Wreckage

first_imgRescue teams are now developing a recovery plan for the plane, which is 67m (207ft) below water.The man who found it said it was “imperative” it was raised from the seabed soon.“There’s a much greater chance they (the Sala family) will get answers if (the plane is) recovered,” said shipwreck hunter David Mearns.He added their “worst fears are confirmed”, saying: “It’s going to take a long time for them to come to terms with the loss.”The flight had been carrying Argentine striker Sala, 28, and Mr Ibbotson, 59, from Nantes, north west France, to Cardiff after Sala completed his £15m move to Cardiff City.The “substantial amount of wreckage” of the plane, was found on Sunday morning after Mr Mearns’ privately-funded search began.He said lifting the plane was now the most important task.Mr Mearns added: “(The AAIB) will be able to rule things out or rule things in, that’s the normal investigative process for any crash, so I think it’s imperative that the plane is recovered, and now even more so now we know someone is down there.”The recovery operation would need to take place in “slack water” – the point at which the tide is turning, he added.It would be conducted by a Ministry of Defence salvage marine operations vessel and Mr Mearns said one equipped for working in the North Sea with a dive support vessel would be able to lift the plane “within a matter of days”.Video footage recorded using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) showed one person in the wreckage.The AAIB said it was consulting with the missing men’s families and police about the next step and intends to publish an interim report in the coming weeks.An online appeal started by Sala’s agent had raised £324,000 (371,000 euros) for the private search, which Mr Mearns offered to help with.Working jointly with the AAIB, his ship and another search vessel, the Geo Ocean III, began combing a four square mile area of the English Channel, 24 nautical miles north of Guernsey.Speaking on Radio 4’s Today programme on Monday, Mr Mearns said the plane was identified by sonar, before a submersible with cameras was sent underwater to confirm this.“They saw the registration number and the biggest surprise is that most of the plane is there – we were expecting to find a debris field,” he added.Meanwhile, Cardiff City football club said it was “actively considering” what to do with the tributes to Sala and Mr Ibbotson, from Crowle, Lincolnshire, which have been left outside the stadium.A growing number of items, such as scarves, flowers and football shirts, have been laid around the statue of the club’s FA Cup-winning captain Fred Keenor over the past two weeks.A spokesman said it will make a decision soon.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A body has been seen in the underwater wreckage of the plane that was carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson.A search on Sunday found the Piper Malibu plane on the seabed off Guernsey, almost two weeks after it went missing.The Air Accident Investigation Branch confirmed the sighting on Monday.last_img read more