Corning and Healthe collaborate on blue-light-filtering Eyesafe technology

When integrated with Corning Glass, Eyesafe filter technology helps protect device users from UV and blue light.

Eyesafe screen covers made with Corning Accessory Glass 2 protect device users from harmful ultraviolet and high-energy visible blue light. (Image credit: Healthe)
Eyesafe screen covers made with Corning Accessory Glass 2 protect device users from harmful ultraviolet and high-energy visible blue light. (Image credit: Healthe)

IMAGE:Eyesafe screen covers made with Corning Accessory Glass 2 protect device users from harmful ultraviolet and high-energy visible blue light. (Image credit: Healthe)

Healthe (Minneapolis, MN) and Corning Incorporated (Corning, NY; NYSE: GLW) announced their collaboration to develop and introduce Eyesafe Screen Cover technology made with Accessory Glass 2 by Corning. When integrated with Corning Glass, Eyesafe filter technology helps protect device users by selectively filtering UV and high-energy visible blue light emitted by digital devices.

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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. The companies also say that 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.

Eyesafe is a blue light filter technology that reduces selective portions of the light spectrum without disrupting color and user experience. Eyesafe solutions pinpoint certain areas of the blue light spectrum while maintaining other beneficial areas of the color spectrum. Eyesafe is designed into the film, applied on the underside of Corning glass between the lamination and the screen.

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.

"Corning is excited to collaborate with Healthe to create a better user experience by leveraging our unique material science solutions," said Scott Forester, division vice president, Marketing and Innovation Products, Corning Specialty Materials. "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."

SOURCE: Healthe; http://www.eyesafe.com/corning/

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