Dr Govinda Ojha from …. university did some research on …. This was published on …. Journal on month year volume. He then focused on photo toxicity & body response to it. This led to further research by Dr Prashanna, who did similar research on Nano-pore technology to reduce the spectrum of light passing through transparent thermoplastic polymer such as polypropene.
It all started when Dr Prashanna started experiencing headaches while looking at mobile in Feb 2015. Symptoms were nonspecific such as fatigue or pain in or around the eyes and often occurred after computer work, or other close activities that involved tedious visual tasks and had been to eye specialist to find out why. Doctor diagnosed it as asthenopia and told him that it may be due to Computer Vision Syndrome, and made him a pair of glasses with Anti Reflective (AR) Coating to help combat the eye stress issue. From there, Dr Prashanna met with his friend Dr Govinda & Dr Sébastien Rohmer (from hospital) to begin discussions and development of an affordable solution to prevent blindness for the public.
Dr Sebastien suggested that continued exposure to blue light over time could lead to damaged retinal cells. This can cause vision problems like cataract, retina damage, age-related macular degeneration. Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans – more than cataracts and glaucoma combined. At present, Macular Degeneration is considered an incurable eye disease but there are things one can do to reduce the risk and possibly slow the progression. One can pursue lifestyle changes like dieting, exercise, avoiding smoking, and protecting eyes from ultraviolet and other high energy light.
Dr. Prashanna had shock of learning he may go blind from blue light, he had never heard of such disease. He asked to himself; “How would I cope if something happened to my vision?” He knew the dismay of hearing that little can be done of this insidious disease that affects so many. As he learned more about his diagnosis and what was being done to find a cure, he found that more research goes into diseases that cause death, than into diseases that are debilitating. Even with conclusive evidence about the danger of UV light for 40 years yet only one in twenty people have 100 per cent UV protection lenses. Most people are either ignorant or take things lightly until significant damage has been done to eyes. It became clear to him that those of us affected by polluting light must become the means to educate the public and support scientific research to prevent and cure. Jainam Lenses is the result, and has become the means for longevity of vision. The target base is the young IT professionals, especially young adults who just entered the workforce to protect eyes even before damage actually starts. He decided to work towards a brighter tomorrow. Jainam released its first eye glasses in May 2016.