Upcoming Events

29 May
SLCo Senior Health and Fitness Day
May 29, 2019 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
30 May
SLCSD HF @ Admin Building
May 30, 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1 Jun
Mexican Consulate HF
Jun 01, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
6 Jun
Smart Kids Learning Academy- Redwood
Jun 06, 2019 9:30 am - 9:30 am
11 Jun
Waterford UPSTART Screenings
Jun 11, 2019 11:30 am - 7:30 pm

SightFest

SightFest with color eye

Working with local school districts, SIGHTFEST will provide day-long events offering free eye exams and glasses to children whose families cannot afford vision care and do not qualify for other programs like Medicaid.

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Eye Health Awareness

  • Be Wise - Protect Your Eyes
    Be Wise - Protect Your Eyes

    Most people are aware that the sun can cause skin cancer, but how many are aware that it can damage the eyes? UV radiation, both from natural sunlight and from indoor artificial UV rays, can damage both the cornea on the surface of the eye, as well as the internal parts of the eye, such as the lens and retina.

    Possible consequences of UV exposure:

    • Cataracts that can cause vision loss and blindness
    • Corneal sunburn that can cause temporary vision loss
    • Skin cancer around eyelids
    • Abnormal growths (“Pterygium”) on the white of the eye

    Diseases like cataracts and eye cancers can take many years to develop, but each time you are in the sun without protection your skin and eyes are subject to damage. Over time it accumulates, placing you at higher risk.

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