Healthe and Corning Announce Collaboration on Technology to Help Protect Against Digital Device Blue Light Exposure
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Partnerships
Healthe and Corning announced a collaboration to develop and introduce Eyesafe technology made with "Accessory Glass 2" by Corning. When integrated with Corning Glass, Eyesafe technology selectively filters UV and high-energy visible blue light emitted by digital devices.
Similar to sunscreens, which have an SPF rating, Eyesafe technology has an RPF rating -- or Retina Protection Factor. The higher the rating, the more digital blue light energy is blocked. Eyesafe technology made with Accessory Glass 2 by Corning provides consumers with improved scratch resistance, reduced scratch visibility and better drop performance compared to existing screen protector solutions, according to Healthe.
According to a 2016 Nielsen Audience Report, the average screen time has grown to 10.4 hours per day. As such, blue light exposure has increased, especially among children. Research shows that prolonged exposure to the blue light emitted from electronics can result in a variety of health concerns for adults and children, including computer vision syndrome, eye strain, sleep cycle disruption and a variety of other ocular health concerns, according to Healthe.
"As screen time and blue light exposure from devices continues to increase, we are excited to collaborate with Corning, the leading innovator in glass technologies for the display industry," Justin Barrett, Healthe's CEO, said in a company news release. "Together we have developed a best-in-class light filtering technology which offers protection from high-energy visible blue light and provides the benefits of Corning's superior glass for device protection."
"Corning is excited to collaborate with Healthe to create a better user experience by leveraging our unique material science solutions," Scott Forester, division vice president, Marketing and Innovation Products, Corning Specialty Materials, said in the news release. "Corning's Accessory Glass was designed for screen protector applications and delivers superior scratch and drop performance. The combination with Eyesafe technology now provides consumers with added protection from the harmful effects of blue light."
Eyesafe technology made with Accessory Glass 2 by Corning is available for a variety of digital devices on Eyesafe.com and from select eye care professionals in the United States. To learn more about Eyesafe technology made with Accessory Glass 2 by Corning, visit Eyesafe.com/Corning.
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