Vision Health — Impact of Light on Vision: Sunlight, Artificial Light, and Blue Light 

June Health Focus: Week 3

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Vitamin D is made in the skin when it’s exposed to sunlight. Sun exposure offers some benefits and some risks. Obviously, there is the risk of sunburn but did you realize that sunlight is a contributor to cataracts? 

 

Vitamin D and Cancer 

Causes of Cataracts 

 

Some studies have raised concern about how much exposure to blue light we get from things like smartphones, laptops, tablets, and energy-efficient bulbs.  

 

Impact of Artificial Light on Eye Health 

 

Regardless of the impact of blue light on eye health, the use of technology among adults and children is a central part of our lives. But many of us overdo it.  

 

Screen Time: Use Recommendations for Adults 

Screen Time: Use Recommendations for Young Children 

Social Media: Use Recommendations for Tweens and Teens 

 

Summertime is a great time to enjoy the sunlight at your favorite places.  

 

Beach Activities and Safety Tips 

 

Try these recipes to delight the whole family! 

 

Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs 

“Lasagna” with Fresh Dill 

Summer Squash Saute 

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