Reticare Inc

Tampa,  FL 
United States
http://www.reticare.com
  • Booth: 3128


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Reticare Inc. is a company with social responsibility to resolve a serious public health problem. Reticare is a global leader with real science behind eye protection from high energy blue light (LED) emitted by device screens. Reticare was born from a joint collaboration with the University Complutense of Madrid (UCM). The UCM is led by Dr. Celia Sanchez-Ramos, a pioneer and world leader in the field of high-energy light and its impact on eye health. Reticare emerged based on 15 years of research by the UCM, 140 renown scientists, and numerous experiments with scientific data that proves high energy LED light emitted from device screens is dangerous for human eyes that can lead to macular degeneration, the major cause of blindness in the world today. Reticare believes in creating awareness about the impact of technology on our health, environment and society at large. 

Brands: Reticare, available for most brands that goes onto devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, computers and monitors. Reticare's "Universal" brands can work with just about any device.


 Press Releases

  • Science-based Reticare eye protectors bring vision awareness and innovation to national safety conference

    Tampa, Florida - July 19, 2017- Reticare, the only scientifically proven eye protector in the world that absorbs high-energy blue (LED) light proven to cause irreversible retina cell death, today announces its exhibition at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo on September 25-27, 2017.  Reticare’s presence marks the first time an eye health company is bringing workplace-related vision damage awareness to the safety-centered show.

    “It’s time to shine a light on one of the most crucial, yet under-represented, dangers facing the modern workforce: eye health,” said Nilo Garcia, CEO of Reticare. “At a show devoted to developing new ways to keep workers safe, we will be showcasing our scientifically proven methods in prevention of retinal damage and combatting fatigue as a result of constant LED exposure emitted from device screens.”

    A recent study found that the LED light emitted from modern technology has the potential to cause serious, long-term vision damage. Conducted by the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), the experiment found a 23 percent increase in retina cell death among lab rats when exposed to tablet screens that are currently sold in the market over a three-month period.  However, under the similar conditions, when Reticare eye protectors were placed on the screens, there was no sign of damage.

    As the study suggests, the modern workforce’s constant use of LED devices is increasing the risk of macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the world today. The blue light emitted from computer screens, phones, tablets and other devices also has a wide array of physical effects on the human body, even beyond vision damage.

    “It’s important for employers and employees alike to know the physical effects of being exposed to LED lights at work. Apart from long-term impairment, blue light is causing workers daily discomfort including eyestrain, headaches, trouble sleeping, blurry vision and fatigue,” continues Garcia. “Offices and workspaces implementing preventative measures, like Reticare, will see an increase in employee productivity, quality of work, performance, morale, and general wellbeing. You never realize the physical consequences of staring at device screens and how much your eyes are suffering until you start protecting them.  We are aiming to bring this realization to the entire modern workforce.”

    Reticare eye protectors are available for phones, tablets, monitors and laptops; and eyeglasses are available for distance viewing (i.e. television). The company is exhibiting at booth 3128 at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo 2017, and all vendors are welcome to stop by or schedule a meeting by emailing the contact below. To learn more about vision safety and to purchase a Reticare filter, visit https://www.reticare.com/buy/en/.

    About Reticare:

    Reticare Inc. is a company with social responsibility to resolve a serious public health problem. Reticare is a global leader with real science behind eye protection from high energy blue light (LED) emitted by device screens. Reticare was born from a joint collaboration with the University Complutense of Madrid (UCM) led by Dr. Celia Sanchez-Ramos, a pioneer and world leader in the field of high-energy light and its impact on eye health. Reticare emerged based on 15 years of research by the UCM, 140 renown scientists, and numerous experiments with scientific data that proves high energy LED light emitted from device screens is dangerous for human eyes that can- increase the risk of macular degeneration, the major cause of blindness in the world today.  Reticare believes in creating awareness about the impact of technology on our health, environment and society at large.

    Reticare is the standard reference for many institutions and organizations worldwide.

    For more information contact:

    Reticare

    Deg’er Saner

    813-431-6984

    deeair@reticare.com

  • The impact this study shows on lab rats indicates a possible massive risk for the human population, taking into consideration that retina damage is the biggest cause of central blindness.

    Cambridge, Massachusetts - January 24, 2017- The University Complutense of Madrid (UCM), one of the oldest Universities in the world, presents the results of its latest research confirming the irreversible damage to animals’ eyes caused by light emitted from digital screens. This groundbreaking report analyzes and compares the results of a study exposing the retina of rats to tablet screens emitting white LED light with and without filters, proving that light causes cell death in the retina, and can lead to loss of vision.

    The quantitative analysis shows that after three months of exposure (life expectancy of these rats is between 7-10 years) to white LED light, animals exposed to tablets experienced approximately a 23 percent increase in retina cell death. Additionally, when the appropriate physical filter was placed on the screens of the tablet that absorbed the harmful high energy light, there was no retina cell death.

    “These results are important because LED screens are being used by the majority of the population, adults and children, for work, school and entertainment. This study indicates a possible massive risk for the human population, taking into consideration that retina damage is the biggest cause of central blindness,” said Dr. Celia Sanchez-Ramos, lead researcher. “It is paramount for adults and parents to act now and protect themselves from further damage. We have studied the risks of high-energy light for the last 15 years, and it is now clearer than ever that we are facing a new global epidemic, especially for younger generations who experience screen exposure from an early age.”

    Structural and gene expression damages were studied on the retina of pigmented rats, which were divided into three groups [exposed group, protected group and controlled group]. The first group was exposed to white LED light from tablet screens that are currently in the market. The second group was made up of rats of the same race exposed to white LED light from tablet screens with an external filter called Reticare, the only eye protector based on scientific data. The physical filter (Reticare) was placed on the screen of the tablet to absorb the correct amount of short wavelength light.

    The methodology used for light exposure consisted of six tablets placed only around the sides of the cages (not at the top or the bottom of the cages). The tablets were switched on for 16 hours and then switched off for eight hours a day over a three-month period. In both cases, with and without filters, the results were compared with animals in the controlled group.

    When looking at the retinal structural analysis in each group, it showed a significant reduction of 23 percent in the number of nuclear cell layers in rats that were exposed to unfiltered light from tablets. Rats exposed to filtered with Reticare eye protection white LED light did not show significant differences in retina layers.

    Furthermore, the results of the study showed a decrease in the expression of genes involved in the prevention of apoptosis (antiapoptotic) cell death and an overexpression of some of the genes that favor cell death (proapoptotic) in rats exposed to tablets without filter. The retinas of the rats in the second group that were exposed to filtered screens showed a protective effect on the cells of the retina of the animals. Also, the study demonstrates that exposure to LED light from the tablet screens favors the expression of genes that promote cell death and the enzymes involved in causing cell death. These effects are largely reversed by using the appropriate filter on tablet screens.

    After disclosing these results, it concludes the importance of preventative measures that appropriate eye protectors already in the market can offer, such as Reticare’s products which are based on UCM’s studies. Reticare, for the past three years, has been an advocate for raising awareness of the need to use scientifically validated protection against the serious risks involving the use of digital screens without proper eye protection.

    Study II - Calculation of ocular lighting*

    A second study*, “Calculation of ocular lighting*,” quantified the amount of light entering the eye based on the device, the user, the diameter of the pupil and the distance of the device to the eye. To accomplish this, scientists measured the emission of the LED screens from different devices and calculated the amount of high energy light.

    LED displays of digital devices (smartphones, tablets, computers and game consoles) emit light with high proportion of short wavelength, which is a visible radiation that is characterized by being highly energetic and can cause damage to the eyes. The effects this radiation could have on the eyes depends on the spectral composition of the light, the time of use and the distance from the eyes. Thus, the amount of light emitted by the screens that reaches the eyes of the user is directly proportional to the pupillary diameter, and it is inversely related to the square of the distance of the device to the eye. It is important to differentiate a blurry vision (optical refraction) with the retinal damage that can lead to central blindness and eventually impede vision during certain activities (i.e., driving, reading, cooking, etc.).

    In a first evaluation of the amount of light that reaches the eyes, the diameter of the pupil and the distance to which the adults use the different devices were taken into consideration. Devices used: Smartphones: 9.85”- 13.79”, Tablets: 11.82”- 15.76”, Computers: 17.73”- 19.7”

    The results emphasize children receive three times more light of short wavelength. Due to their shorter arms, they are exposed to high energy light at a shorter distance than an adult who uses the same device. Therefore, it is crucial for public health officials to focus on the consequences of extreme exposure to this light, which children and adults experience on a daily basis.

    We currently spend many hours exposed to light emitted by LED screens with high content of shortwave light. Numerous studies have already shown that high-frequency radiation is capable of producing damage to retinal cells (such as macular degeneration and retinopathy) and can lead to central blindness (Chamorro et al., 2013; Sparrow 2003; Behar-Cohen et al., 2011, Jaadane et al., 2015, Shang et al., 2014).

    Similarly, historically, research of more than 2,000 children, aged eight to 18 years, reported that, on an average day, they spend approximately 7.5 hours using devices with LED displays in academic and leisure activities. The approximate distribution of this time is 4.5 hours watching television, 1.5 hours on computer tasks and more than an hour with video games (Rosenfield 2011).

    Currently, there are approximately 900 million devices. Of those, 70 million are used by children in the U.S. without eye protection. To date, more than 300,000 people already protect their eyes in Europe and in the United States with the appropriate filters based on this data.

    Recently, the European Government established a scientific commission prioritizing the study of screen risks to eye health, and has demanded all researchers to provide the results of their work including the potential consequences of visual health of populations concerning this topic.

    *The calculation of this research was carried out by the Neuro-Computation and Neuro-Robotics group of the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, in a laboratory equipped for this purpose. Before starting the measurement, the devices were switched on for 10 minutes. In order to standardize the emission level of the screens, the devices were programmed to emit at the same level of brightness, the image of a white box. The measurements were made in triplicate for distances between 1 and 55 cm with a range of 5 cm, at three different points of the screens. For the calculation of the amount of light reaching the eye, the formula of the inverse square of the distance was used. To perform the measurements, the Ocean Optics USB2000 spectrophotometer was mounted on a millimeter optical bench, with a fixed support for the device (screen) and a mobile one for the detector (optical fiber). The software used for the visualization of the emission curves was the Spectrasuite.

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    Press Contact:

    Reticare

    Deg’er (Deeair) Saner

    8134316984

    deeair@reticare.com

     


 Products

  • Reticare® Eye & Screen Protectors
    Reticare® filters protect eyes from high energy blue light (LED) that can reduce eye fatigue, sleep disorders & prevent retina damage. Reticare will help increase productivity & create a healthier work environment....

  • Reticare is a global leader with real science behind eye protection from high energy blue light (LED) emitted by device screens such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and monitors.  As the only eye protector in the world based on scientific evidence, Reticare Eye & Screen protectors are physical filters adhered to device screens to absorb the right dose of light to help reduce Computer Vision Syndrome (headaches, tired eyes, red/blurry eyes), sleep disorders and damage to the retina that can lead to macular degeneration, the major cause of blindness in the world today.

    Reticare was born from a joint collaboration with the University Complutense of Madrid (UCM). The UCM is led by Dr. Celia Sanchez-Ramos, a pioneer and world leader in the field of high-energy light and its impact on eye health. Reticare emerged based on 15 years of research by the UCM, 140 renown scientists, and numerous experiments with scientific data that proves high energy blue light (LED) emitted from device screens is dangerous for human eyes that can lead to macular degeneration, the major cause of blindness in the world today. Reticare believes in creating awareness about the impact of technology on our health, environment and society at large. 


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