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It's only temporary — smartphone blindness

Smartphone habits may force doctors to ask patients a few more questions when diagnosing vision or neurological problems. “I think if a person experiences a temporary loss of vision in one eye, that’s potentially a very important problem for which they should seek medical attention,” says Mayo Clinic neurologist Dr. Dean Wingerchuk. “But it doesn’t always mean there’s an abnormality.”

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Three-car collision snarls northbound Highway 99 in Salida

A four-vehicle collision on northbound Highway 99 at Salida slowed traffic during the evening commute Thursday night. Those involved suffered minor injuries. At least one lane of traffic was closed, as well as the northbound onramp to Highway 99 from Highway 219, while the wreckage was removed from the highway. All lanes were expected to reopen by 7 p.m.