Ocushield to feature on Dragon's Den
The optometrist founder and his business partner will appear on the BBC programme tonight (1 July)
The founder of Ocushield will appear on BBC’s Dragon’s Den tonight (9pm, 1 July) hoping to secure investment for the company that produces medical-grade blue-light filtering screen protectors.
Pitching to ‘Dragons’ Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Sara Davies and Tej Lalvani, optometrist Dhruvin Patel appears in the ‘Den’ alongside business partner Asad Hamir.
Patel explained that in founding Ocushuield, the goal “has always been about enabling people to live a healthier life with the increasing amount of digital technology.”
“Ocushield is a UK business, but there are many more people out there that could benefit from the blue-light protecting screens,” Patel added.
Speaking about his appearance on the programme, Patel told OT: “It means so much to me that Ocushield was even considered for Dragon’s Den, a programme that dominated TV when I was growing up and which I admired from afar.”
Patel established Ocushield when he was an undergraduate studying optometry at City, University of London in 2015. During his studies, Patel worked part-time at Vision Express and noticed emerging new lens technology that was being developed to reduce the amount of blue light that is emitted from digital devices reaching the consumer.
Today Ocushield products are available in Superdrug Opticians, Best Buy, Nordstrom, URBN Outfitters, Maplin, Robert Dyas and Office Depot.
The episode can be watched online.