Dhruvin Patel, Founder of Ocusheild

A New Chapter for Ocushield: A Note from Dhruvin Patel, Founder

It’s been a big year for all of us at Ocushield!

As you know, we’re dedicated to developing products which help you live more comfortably with your technology - and we’ve been hard at work ensuring that our products deliver on that vision!

History


Dhruvin Patel, blue light screen protector founder

Ocushield started as a simple idea following a dissertation project back in 2014, exploring the harmful effects of blue light on eye physiology and the circadian rhythms our bodies rely on to sleep restfully and wake up fresh. We’ve come a long way since then.

To date we have helped over 50,272 customers protect their eyes from harmful blue light - that’s 100,544 healthier, happier eyes! Among those are players from the Welsh International Rugby team and West Ham UTD football club, as well as numerous businesses and universities who are invested in providing better working and learning environments for their employees and students respectively.

Medically Rated


And just this year we received a Class 1 medical rating from the MHRA, making us the first screen protector brand ever to be considered a qualified medical product. I honestly couldn’t be prouder.

Dhruvin Patel, Founder of Ocushield.com

But this is just the beginning, and we’re so excited about Ocushield’s potential to improve the lives of so many people around the world. To help us reach more people with this message,

I’m happy to this week unveil a complete rebrand, new website, and packaging which we believe will capture the imaginations of those looking to protect their eyes, improve their sleep and kickstart their day to day performance.

This includes clearer communication, quality-assuring design and all the certification and information needed to help our customers feel confident that they’re investing in the right product, and in turn investing wisely in their own health.

Charity Partnership


Charity, Dhruvin Patel

I am equally excited to announce our year-long partnership with Fight For Sight, a charity which has been a leading light in eye health research, and who have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of the visually impaired through ongoing research, fundraising and support. At Ocushield, we want to encourage governments and stakeholders to increase research in the blue light space, and to the role of technology in the continued development of our understanding of eye health.

To begin this journey, we will be contributing £1 from every sale of Ocushield directly towards Fight For Sight’s pioneering research into how technology can improve the lives of those suffering from visual impairment. We believe that technology has huge potential in this space, and have always been committed to improving our relationship with the technology we use every day.

Thank you


Finally, thank you for your interest in Ocushield, our products and the work we do. It’s only with the continued support of our global community that we’re able to pursue opportunities like these, to grow the brand, and to impact the lives and wellbeing of so many.

It’s been a big year, and we can’t wait to get started on the next chapter for Ocushield!

Sincerely,

Dhruvin Patel, MCOptom

Optometrist & Founder

1 comment


  • Jean Jordan

    I was very interested to learn about Ocushield for the first time today on the BBC in your article. I am retired, have a degree in French, Latin and English, a PGCE and have taught all ages in mainstream . I studied for a SpLD diploma and was a special needs teacher, a SENCo in two secondary schools, Headteacher of an EBD school and worked with all ages . I found a lot of people, not just dyslexics, benefitted from coloured overlays. I used the Wilkins Overlay diagnostic test. For example, one girl in her early teens with receptive- expressive language problems used a green overlay and her reading speed increased by a third. One French teacher found the blue one eased her eyes. I sent a child home with a yellow one in her reading book and the next day when she was reading to me , she said her dad liked using it.
    I just find the whole thing fascinating. I was introduced to the concept of scotopic sensitivity by the peripatetic visual impairment service teacher. I had a little 8 year old who had an eye condition which made it seem as if he were looking through frosted glass. She thought she would just do the overlay test but it made no difference. We later discussed this and I asked ‘does it really make a difference ?’ and she said when it did, children would be half out of their chair leaning over the script in disbelief.
    On another note, I also found that I would get a migraine when I was pregnant if I was in a room where there were fluorescent lights. I do not normally suffer from migraines.
    So, I think your work is great but you may have a few more ideas looking at different aspects and applications of coloured overlays.
    Yours sincerely
    Mrs. Jean Jordan


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