CircadianEye, LLC was established in 2021 to commercialize patented circadian blue light technologies based on human performance research performed at the CIRCADIAN® Light Reserach Center.
Our mission is to enhance human performance and wellbeing by optimizing our exposure to blue light around the clock, enabling people to thrive and survive in today's 24/7 society.
Our story began over two decades ago when Dr. Robert Casper MD, Scientific Advisor to CircadianEye, was reading an article about disruptions in turtle breeding patterns caused by the growing proliferation of night-time artificial lighting in urban areas. Curious about the role of light in biology, he began to investigate the science of optimal light exposure in biology and the role of blue light on circadian rhythms.
His research led him to join with Dr. Martin Moore-Ede MD PhD, a former Harvard Professor, leading expert in circadian health and consultant to companies with mission-critical 24/7 operations worldwide. Their collaboration over the following years yielded numerous discoveries and extensive scientific publications related to the human in-vivo sensitivity to blue light at night.
Driven by a goal to enhance human performance and wellbeing through accessible technology solutions, CircadianEye, LLC was formed in 2021 to commercialize patented blue light eyewear concepts based on studies at the CIRCADIAN® Light Research Center, resulting in the creation of our proprietary blue light lens technology and the BLUESAFE 24 eyewear brand.
CIRCADIAN® was founded in 1983 by Dr. Martin Moore-Ede M.D. PhD, a former professor at Harvard Medical School and author of the best-selling bookThe Twenty-Four Hour Society. CIRCADIAN® has led the development of innovative new technologies and tools to enable employees to successfully adapt to today’s high performance 24/7 workplace.
Our Leadership Team
The team behind CircadianEye are leaders in the fields of circadian health, medical research and functional eyewear design. Our goal is to enable people to thrive in today's 24/7 society by retaking control of their circadian health through fully optimized human-centric products.
Andrew Schmeder, President & Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Schmeder is a serial inventor, entrepreneur & brand creator for technology-centric functional eyewear products that enrich the human experience. His patented innovations and leadership have propelled breakthrough eyewear products from the lab bench into globally recognized brands.
Andrew is also President & Founder of Proaxient Technologies LLC, a boutique R&D firm focused on IP-to-commercialization of innovative technologies for the consumer and industrial markets. He is also a co-founder of EnChroma, Inc. - the Berkeley-based company behind the market-leading provider of eyewear for color blindness, where he served multiple roles including CTO & CEO between 2010 and 2020. Viral videos of people trying EnChroma glasses for the first time have been viewed over 1 billion times.
Andrew has a B.A in Mathematics from UC Berkeley, and spent 7 years as a research staff member at the Auditory Perception Lab and Center for New Music and Audio Technologies, UC Berkeley. Mr. Schmeder has received over ten granted US & international patents in the areas of optical and auditory assistive devices, and authored 25 scientific papers on topics in spatial acoustics, human-computer interfaces and real-time media control protocols.
Dr. Martin Moore-Ede MD PhD, Chief Medical Officer
For over 40 years, Dr. Moore-Ede M.D. Ph.D. has been a leading expert on circadian clocks and the health consequences of circadian disruption by light. As a professor at Harvard Medical School (1975 – 1998), he led the team that located the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), the biological clock in the human brain that controls the timing of sleep and wake, and pioneered research on how the human body can safely adapt to working around the clock.
Dr. Moore-Ede graduated with a First Class Honors degree in Physiology from the University of London and received his medical degrees from Guy’s Hospital Medical School, and his Ph.D. in Physiology from Harvard University. He has published 10 books, and more than 180 scientific papers on the physiology of the circadian system, interaction with environmental light and the consequences of circadian disruption including human fatigue, errors, and accidents. Dr. Moore-Ede holds multiple patents on assessing and mitigating circadian disruption and fatigue.
Martin has served on multiple national and international committees and has received numerous awards including the Bowditch Lectureship of the American Physiological Society.
Dr. Robert F. Casper MD FRCSC REI, Scientific Advisor
Dr. Casper's scientific research in the area of circadian health and blue-light include 3 US patents on methods and devices for preventing circadian disruption at night and clinical research into the effect of disruption to circadian rhythm on fertility and sterility.
Dr. Casper is a Professor Emeritus and former Head of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto and holds cross-appointments in the Departments of Physiology, Medicine (Division of Endocrinology) and The Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Casper is also a Senior Investigator in the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital. He also founded and is Medical Director of the Insception LifeBank Cord Blood Programme.
Dr. Casper is the Past President of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS). He is a section editor for Reproductive BioMedicine Online. In 2004 he was the recipient of the CFAS Award of Excellence for Lifetime Research Achievement. In 2012 Dr. Casper received the “Excellence in Research Award” from APOG (Association of Academic Professionals in Obstetrics and Gynecology of Canada).