Eyesafe, UnitedHealthcare Vision and TUV Rheinland Group Announce Blue Light Summit

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SHANGHAI, CHINA, BERLIN, GERMANY and MINNEAPOLIS, U.S.—Eyesafe, UnitedHealthcare Vision and TUV Rheinland Group yesterday announced the Blue Light Summit 2020, a live global event on Oct. 15 that will highlight health issue and solutions from the world’s largest brands in electronics and health care. Due to global travel restrictions and safety considerations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be conducted virtually. The announcement follows the release of the Screen Time 2020 Report, a collaboration between Eyesafe and UnitedHealthcare Vision, which includes survey results from employers and vision care providers related to screen time and blue light exposure.

The Blue Light Summit 2020 brings together world leaders from consumer electronics, eyecare and vision insurance to discuss screen time and exposure to high-energy blue light from digital devices, an issue of growing importance with the widespread shift to remote learning and working amid COVID-19. Featuring Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer and ZAGG (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. It is open for registrants including employers, health care providers, media and the public.

Presented by UnitedHealthcare Vision, TUV Rheinland Group and Eyesafe, the Blue Light Summit 2020 will include an eye doctor roundtable discussion on the health impacts of blue light exposure and multiple announcements relating to electronics, health care and vision insurance. In addition to leading device manufacturers and health care experts, the event will include presentations by Gene Munster from Loup Ventures and Frank Azor from AMD.

Joining this year’s summit will be UnitedHealthcare, a leading health and well-being company serving more than 20 million people enrolled in vision plans.

“UnitedHealthcare Vision is focused on supporting whole-person health by helping encourage eye health for the millions of members we are privileged to serve through employer-sponsored, individual and government plans,” said John Ryan, general manager, UnitedHealthcare Vision. “With people of all ages spending more time using digital devices, this year’s summit and recent innovations related to blue-light blocking technology take on added importance for employers, eyecare professionals, educators and consumers.”

People interested in attending can register here.