User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


23° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Healthbeat

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

More Suffer From Computer Vision Syndrome

October 15, 2012, 6:06 PM by Casey Wonnenberg

More Suffer From Computer Vision Syndrome
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Many people spend hours in front of a computer screen every day. But did you realize all that screen time can actually cause vision problems? The number of people diagnosed with computer vision syndrome is on the rise.

Lynnette Gales spends a lot of time on the internet at home finding ideas on Pinterest.

"Lots of lots of pins," Gales said.

But the Sioux Falls woman's screen time extends beyond personal use.

"My job is primarily at a computer. That's all I do at work," Gales said.

And she suffers from eye problems.

"Blurred vision, eye strain, and some headaches and neck problems with it too," Gales said.

But she never thought her computer was to blame. Doctor Rebecca Larson with EyeSite by Howlin Vision diagnosed Gales with computer vision syndrome and gave her a pair of computer glasses to reduce eye strain.

"I had no idea they had such a thing. Everybody kind of looks at me weird like, 'you have computer glasses?'" Gales said.

But Larson says the glasses are becoming a more common sight.

"People use their computers a lot more often at work and also they're really plugged in after work as well as far as their smart phones or iPads," Larson said.

But if you want to avoid getting an extra pair of glasses for computer vision syndrome, Dr. Larson says there are some ways to help prevent it.

"Making sure your monitor is a little lower or your chair is a little higher, looking at glare situations in the office. Is there a window right behind you that's causing a glare on your computer screen," Larson said.

Larson says it's also helpful to take a 20-second screen break every 20 minutes. That's something Gales does but says her new glasses have made a huge difference.

"Even with your cell phone you notice the computer glasses make a difference," Gales said.

Larson says some symptoms of computer vision syndrome are blurred vision, eye strain, headaches, and neck problems.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View healthbeat

You may also like

Local Doctors Create Headache Treatment

4/15/2014 6:22 PM

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic, severe headaches on a regular basis.  Local doctors have now teamed up to create technology to diagnos...

Full Story | Watch
Local Eye Care Clinic Creates Viral Video

4/11/2014 12:05 PM

While health care is usually a serious job, the staff at Vance Thompson Vision hopes to provide a few laughs through an online video.

Full Story
Urgent Care Facilities Booming In Western SD

4/13/2014 4:29 PM

The push by health care systems toward urgent care has led to a booming operation of clinics in western South Dakota.

Full Story
Testing For Allergies That Affect Eyes

4/14/2014 6:13 PM

If your eyes are itchy and watery lately, you could already be battling spring allergies.  But it can be difficult to tell whether you're suf...

Full Story | Watch
New Online Mental Health Tool

4/14/2014 10:55 AM

With around one in five people experiencing a mental illness every year, local organizations are joining together to provide help online.

Full Story


Events

 
 
KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED