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Former UnitedHealthcare Vision CEO John Ryan Joins Eyesafe as Senior Advisor

Eyesafe, a global leader in blue light filtering technology, products and standards, is excited to welcome John Ryan to its Senior Advisory Board. As the former CEO of UnitedHealthcare Vision, Ryan brings over three decades of executive leadership, insights, and a track record of growth. His tenure at UnitedHealthcare Vision is marked by significant achievements, including double digit revenue and profitability growth; increasing covered membership 25% thereby expanding access to quality vision care for 25 million Americans; and introducing innovative vision care products, services, and partnerships.

Bud Flagstad, Eyesafe Advisor

Former UnitedHealth Group Executive Bud Flagstad Joins Eyesafe as Senior Advisor

Eyesafe is excited to announce the newest member of its Senior Advisory Board, Bud Flagstad. Bringing extensive knowledge in the healthcare sector, Flagstad serves as the CEO of EmpowerHealth and has over 30 years of experience across diverse sectors such as Healthcare Manufacturing, Telehealth, Financial Services, and Medical Device Marketing. Recently, as the Senior Vice President of Research & Development at UnitedHealth Group, he led initiatives to improve consumer and provider engagement, lower healthcare costs, enhance operational effectiveness, and accelerate innovation.

Al Martino, Former Optum and UnitedHealthcare Executive, Joins Eyesafe as Senior Advisor

Eyesafe is pleased to announce that Al Martino, a distinguished figure in the healthcare industry, is coming aboard as a Senior Advisor. With 18 years at Optum and UnitedHealthcare, he brings a wealth of experience in underwriting, strategic pricing and business development. His deep understanding of the healthcare industry, combined with a track record of driving growth and strategic partnerships, will be critical to Eyesafe’s expansion of wellness programs across insurance providers and employers.

Eyesafe intellectual property portfolio leads the industry

Eyesafe Leads with Blue Light Intellectual Property Portfolio

In an era where digital device usage is at an all-time high, Eyesafe is proud to announce significant advancements in its intellectual property portfolio, reinforcing its position at the forefront of digital eye health. With a comprehensive and growing IP portfolio, Eyesafe not only sets the bar for blue light filtration, but also solidifies its superiority over competitive solutions through its unique blend of technology, standards, and expert collaboration.

Eyesafe makes Inc Regionals list

Eyesafe Ranks No. 170 on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Midwest Region’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Eyesafe, a global leader in blue light management solutions, has earned a spot as No. 170 on the Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest list, recognizing the fastest-growing private companies in the Midwest. The company, known for its innovative blue light filtering technology and collaboration with major brands like Dell, LG and Samsung, has seen remarkable growth due to increased awareness of the potential risks of blue light exposure from digital devices, as well as adoption by leading brands in electronics and screen accessories.

104 million working-age Americans spend more than seven hours a day on screens

Seeing Clearly: The Productivity and Health Impacts of Excessive Screen Time

Findings by the AOA and Deloitte reveal the staggering $151 billion impact of excessive screen time on health and productivity. Eyesafe® Blue Light Screen Protectors offer a strategic solution. Pilot programs show impressive gains: +71% productivity and -78% eye strain. Investing in Eyesafe not only boosts productivity but also signals employers care for employee well-being.

High energy visible (HEV) light in the larger context of categorized electromagnetic radiation.

“Blue Light” Redefined: Eyesafe Collaborates with The Vision Council and ANSI on New Standard

The ANSI Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Z80 Spectral Bands Task Force was formed in April 2021 to develop terminology/nomenclature for the spectrum of radiation between 380 – 500 nanometer (nm), commonly referred to as “blue light”. The task force included The Vision Council and American Optometric Association, as well as Johnson and Johnson MedTech, Essilor Luxottica, Zeiss, Alcon, Eyesafe, and others. The task force agreed High Energy Visible (HEV) light would be the nomenclature describing the overarching band of radiation between 380 – 500 nm and identified three sub-bands within HEV: 380 – 400 nm (HEV 3), 400 – 455 nm (HEV 2), and 455 – 500nm (HEV 1).

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