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

United States teenager Josh Sargent scores with first Bundesliga touch

first_imgCoach Florian Kohfeldt turned to the teenager, who has shined for Werder’s second team this term, in the 76th minute with his side 2-1 up at Weser-Stadion.And within two minutes Sargent was celebrating a dream Bundesliga debut after sealing all three points for his side.1 – With his very first touch in the #Bundesliga, @joshsargent scores his first Bundesliga goal. Joy. #SVWF95— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) December 7, 2018Davy Klaassen’s whipped cross found Martin Harnik and, although Michael Rensing blocked the effort, the goalkeeper’s intervention flung the ball into the air. Josh Sargent marked his Bundesliga debut for Werder Bremen in style — by scoring with his very first touch.The 18-year-old United States international was in Werder’s squad for the first time as it hosted Fortuna Dusseldorf on Friday. And Sargent was on hand to head the ball into the open goal from three yards out to open his account in the Bundesliga.beginners luck #werder #3points— Josh Sargent (@joshsargent) December 7, 2018Sargent, who made his United States debut in May, will look to follow in the footsteps of international teammate Christian Pulisic, who has helped Borussia Dortmund top the Bundesliga table.Pulisic, 20, is considered one of the hottest young talents in world football and has been linked with Premier League clubs Chelsea and Liverpool.last_img read more