Eyesafe, UnitedHealthcare Vision and TÜV Rheinland Group will welcome Dell, HP, Lenovo and Acer, among other companies, to the Blue Light Summit 2020, to be held virtually on Oct. 15, 2020.
The Blue Light Summit 2020 brings together world leaders from consumer electronics and health care, and is open for registrants including employers, health care providers, media and the public. Featuring Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer and ZAGG Brands (among other global technology leaders), the virtual event will include new product and solution introductions and discussions by health care professionals about the connection between screen time, blue light exposure and overall health — an issue of growing importance with the widespread shift to remote learning and working amid COVID-19.
Presented by UnitedHealthcare Vision, TÜV Rheinland Group and Eyesafe, the Summit will include an eye doctor roundtable discussion on the health impacts of blue light exposure and multiple newsworthy announcements relating to advances and new product solutions spanning electronics, health care and vision insurance. In addition to leading device manufacturers and health care experts, the event will include presentations by Gene Munster, Managing Partner at Loup Ventures and Frank Azor, Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions at AMD.
The announcement of the Blue Light Summit follows the release of the Screen Time 2020 Report, which includes survey results from employers and vision care providers related to screen time and blue light exposure. The Screen Time 2020 Report revealed that 94 percent of eye care providers surveyed are “very concerned” to “somewhat concerned” about the impact of digital device screen time on their patients’ eyes; and over 77 percent of employers are “somewhat” to “very concerned” about the impact of digital device screen time on their employees’ eyes and health.
Also, the average number of hours people use digital devices has grown significantly, especially as more employees work remotely and distance learning becomes more common for students. In the U.S., a recent Nielsen study estimates that people spend an average of more than 13 hours per day on digital devices amid the global pandemic.
At the Blue Light Summit 2020, global brands in consumer electronics will be unveiling new hardware and aftermarket solutions that protect users’ eyes from harmful blue light emissions. Brands planning on unveiling the next generation of products that have met the Eyesafe certification include Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer, and VisionGuard screen protection from InvisibleShield.
Those interested in attending the Blue Light Summit 2020 should register at BlueLightSummit.com. There is no cost to attend.