Eyesafe Named #5 on Observer’s Hottest Digital Health Startups List

In line with the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, Eyesafe was recognized as one of the hottest digital health companies

MINNEAPOLIS // January 13, 2021 // Eyesafe, the world leader in low blue light and screen time safety solutions was identified by the Observer as #5 on the annual list of hottest digital health startups in flyover country. This recognition comes while Eyesafe debuts a series of new product solutions at CES 2021 with HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer and LG Display.

The Observer identifies that “Eyesafe is the company that serves as the all-important connective fiber between healthcare and consumer electronics when it comes to eye health. Its invisible low blue light filtering technology can now be found on major computer brands such as HP, Lenovo, Dell and Acer and is quickly emerging as the consumer-friendly seal of approval for anyone worried about what all that screen time is doing to your eyes.”

The Eyesafe® brand is now adopted by industry leaders in consumer electronics, and Eyesafe display technology and intellectual property suite has grown to become world-class for managing high-energy blue light while maintaining color performance. The Eyesafe standard is the world’s leading set of health-based requirements for the consumer electronics industry developed in conjunction with over 250 leading ophthalmologists, optometrists, and engineers who have been conducting and analyzing clinical health and safety research on the impacts of exposure to high-energy blue light.

Recent data from around the world indicates that Screen Time, which was steadily increasing in recent years, is up significantly as shelter-in-place, work-from-home and e-learning mandates have proliferated around the globe. In the US, a recent Nielsen study indicates that average screen time is now exceeding 13 hours a day;

“We are honored to be recognized by the Observer as one of the hottest digital health startups in the midwest,” remarked Justin Barrett, CEO of Eyesafe, “Today world leaders in consumer electronics are understanding the critical importance in addressing the issue of blue light exposure, and Eyesafe helps manage toxic blue light emissions with high color performance that is driven by healthcare, clinical research and scientific study.”

More on Eyesafe can be found at Eyesafe.com


About the Eyesafe Display Standard
Supported by the Eyesafe® Vision Health Advisory Board, the Eyesafe® Display requirements are based on the growing body of research that suggests potential health impacts of blue light exposure and the consumer electronics industry’s requirements for accurate color performance. The Eyesafe Display® Standard has been developed to provide transparency to consumers and is further built upon existing standards and guidelines developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), Eyesafe and TÜV Rheinland.

Recent studies have shown growing concerns over potential long-term eye health impacts from digital screen usage and cumulative blue light exposure, in addition to recognized impacts of device use on circadian rhythms and sleep patterns. Blue light exposure research and studies on animals’ cells have shown that blue light in a range of 415 to 455 nm generated the greatest phototoxic risk to retinal pigment epithelium cells, with photoreceptor cell apoptosis seen early after the retina is damaged by blue light, see Research for more details.

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