THE SCREEN TIME HEALTH AND INFORMATION HUB

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Prolonged exposure to high energy blue light from digital displays can lead to negative health effects.
Eyesafe reduces harmful blue light.

10

HOURS PER DAY

average time spent per day looking at screens that emit digital light1

13

HOURS PER DAY

time spent per day looking at screens that emit digital light during COVID-19 Pandemicx

75%

of parents are concerned about digital devices and developing eyes

65%

of device users report Digital Eye Strain

Screen Time and Working From Home

We spend more time than ever on our digital devices. In fact, in a given 24-hr day, many people now are spending more time staring at screens than sleeping. Recent research suggests a dramatic spike in screen time hours during COVID-19 confinement.

The Health Impacts of Digital Eye Strain and Over-Exposure to Blue Light can lead to:

• Dry, irritated eyes
• Trouble sleeping
• Blurred vision
• Reduced attention span
• Irritability and difficulty concentrating

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Screen Time and Kids

Leading Eye Doctors are Concerned:

“Given that eyes are still developing through the teenage years, blue light protection is important for children’s eyes.”

– Sheri Rowen, MD, world-recognized ophthalmologist and member Vision Health Advisory Board

“There is widespread recognition among pediatricians and eyecare specialists that the eyes of adolescents – and in particularly those of young children – are still developing and thus highly susceptible to unfiltered toxic blue light.”
– Dr. Rob Weinstock, Florida-based ophthalmologist, member Vision Health Advisory Board

Children may be at higher risk for blue light retinal damage than adults. The juvenile lens absorbs less short-wavelength light than the adult lens, allowing more blue light to reach a child’s retina.2

Why are kids at risk? Children tend to hold displays closer to the face. Holding a display twice as close quadruples the intensity.

Screen Time and Gamers

“My sons are professional esports gamers and I’m an eye surgeon. I understand how much time gamers are in front of devices and long-term implications, which is why I’m recommending Eyesafe® Display for less blue light exposure. I know how important color quality is to gamers, and Eyesafe® provides protection without compromising color.”
– Mitchell Jackson, MD
World-recognized ophthalmologist and member Vision Health Advisory Board

 Eyesafe reduces harmful blue light without compromising color integrity.

Industry-leading Displays and Screen Protection

DELL PRODUCTS WITH EYESAFE:

SCREEN PROTECTORS WITH EYESAFE:

“Eyesafe® Display is a new class of displays that have been designed for human health”
– William Trattler, MD
World-recognized ophthalmologist and Vision Health Advisory Board member

Ask an Eye Doctor: Screen Time and Blue Light FAQ

Chad Dockter, OD from the Vision Health Advisory Board answers common questions about screen time and blue light:

Q: Is blue light harmful for children?

A: “Younger eyes physiologically absorb more blue light than older eyes. The older you are, the more the lens on the inside of your eyes blocks the blue light before it hits your retina. That makes them more at risk for long-term problems such as macular degeneration.”– Dr. Chad Dockter

Learn More about Blue Light

Eyesafe is the recognized leader in blue light solutions for the electronics display industry. Eyesafe collaborates with the eye and healthcare community, display manufacturers and standards organizations to develop health-first technologies, standards and products.

1. The Nielsen Total Audience Report: Q3 2018, https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/report/2019/q3-2018-total-audience-report/
2. Exploring the Role of Monitors in Improving Employee Experience, Forrester Consulting Thought Leadership Spotlight Commissioned By Dell, July 2019
3. Survey 1: Workplace Survey; Device Use & Blue Light. Completed June 25, 2019. Released July 22, 2019

 

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Minneapolis, MN 55344

Phone: 844-4-EYESAFE