Dr. Chad Dockter shares the hidden dangers of screen time and the impact on children's developing eyes with Kare 11. According to a recent study, children’s eyes absorb more blue light than adults from digital device screens, which is a growing concern as the popularity of cell phones, computers and tablets for school reading and personal use continues to grow each year. Increasing public health data and scientific research describes the eye health effects linked to exposure to digital device light emissions, including Computer Vision Syndrome, eye strain, sleep cycle disruptions and premature retinal damage risk.
“Protecting eyesight when it comes to the progressive use of digital technology and screen time addiction in young people is our number one priority and we offer a wide variety of EyeSafe products to do just that,” said Justin Barrett, CEO, Healthe. “By supporting programs such as those offered by Prevent Blindness, that seek to provide sight-saving services for our children, we can help to raise awareness, provide education and promote services around eye health, including digital device emission, that will have a positive impact on kids for years to come.”
Healthe is a Minneapolis-based company with the mission of designing and developing EyeSafe products, technologies and standards for digital devices in conjunction with the medical community for a global audience. Healthe’s products are designed to provide relief for frequent users of digital technology from prolonged exposure to harmful artificial UV and HEV blue light. Through proprietary HEV blue light blocking screen covers and glass, Healthe provides advanced products that make artificial digital light more like natural light.
Founded in 2014, Healthe LLC is a global provider of digital device light emission protection developing products that protect frequent users of digital devices from digital light and associated ocular and physical health issues. The company has developed and commercialized an emission reducing film that may be applied directly to various digital devices and produced in other form factors for schools, corporations and the government. EyeSafe Retina Protection Factor (RPF) can selectively reduce the concerning the UV and HEV blue light while maintaining the screen image and color quality. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Company manages the sales, marketing and development of EyeSafe™ products, technology and standards. To learn more about EyeSafe™ products, please visit www.health-e.com.