Here at Ocushield, we believe that you should love your eyes. That’s why we’ve chosen to partner with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), a leading sight loss charity and one of the largest community of blind and partially sighted people.
Since 1868, they’ve helped nearly two million people to live better lives with sight loss, to stay safe and feel part of a community. Notably, they developed one of the first keys to the braille alphabet and campaigned for the employment of blind people to ensure they can live fulfilling lives.
Did you know that blue light from screens causes dry and fatigued eyes? Studies also suggest that continued exposure to blue light over time could lead to damaged retinal cells which can cause vision problems like age-related macular degeneration.
That’s why we’re supporting this fantastic charity by donating £1 for every order made through our website over the coming year. Our donations will directly support the charity’s Tech for Life Service, which offers specialist advice and support for those with a vision impairment, helping people become independent, informed and confident technology users.
Our Founder, Dhruvin Patel commented “We’re extremely excited to support a prominent charity, such as the RNIB, through our donation initiative. We want to raise awareness of eye health and how our 21st century lives and the technology that comes with it, can have long-term damaging effects.
The average person spends at least 13 hours every day in front of their smartphone, tablet, computer or TV. That’s over 200 days every year - exposing us to high levels of multi-spectral light for extended periods, which our eyes are not designed for. At Ocushield, we strive to raise awareness of limiting blue light exposure while allowing people to continue using the technology they need - keeping them connected and safe.”
With 4 months to go, we're proud to announce that we've reached 75%of our target and are on track to exceed our goal of £10,000. The RNIB carry out life changing work for those affected by sight loss, such as their recent work with Alexa.
Now you can connect to RNIB by simply saying “Alexa, call RNIB Helpline”
Working in partnership with Amazon, there's now a direct helpline to the RNIB through voice recognition software. This is a gateway to essential services for blind and partially sighted people, services which have been vital during the pandemic and can prevent people from becoming isolated. You can read more about this life changing work here.
We’re really excited about this partnership and hope that you are too! To support the RNIB and look after your eyes and wellbeing, you can shop our products here.