John Ryan.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—Eyesafe, a leader in blue light filtering technology, products and standards, has announced the appointment of John Ryan to its senior advisory board. As the former CEO of UnitedHealthcare Vision, Ryan brings more than three decades of executive leadership, insights, and a track record of growth, the company stated, with achievements at UnitedHealthcare Vision including double-digit revenue and profitability growth, expanding access to quality vision care to 25 million Americans, and introducing innovative products, services and partnerships.

As a senior advisor for Eyesafe, Ryan will leverage his expertise to support the company's expansion into the insurance, employer, and health and wellness sectors, the company stated. This involves fostering relationships with health care companies, engaging brokers, and accelerating the integration of Eyesafe solutions into corporate wellness initiatives.

"We are thrilled to have John join our senior advisory board," said Justin Barrett, CEO of Eyesafe. "With his wealth of experience and impressive track record at UnitedHealthcare, he brings invaluable expertise to Eyesafe. John's dedication to vision health and his understanding of the health care landscape will be instrumental as we expand to new sectors. His strategic guidance is critical to extend Eyesafe solutions into insurance and corporate offerings, and we look forward to achieving new milestones together."

"It's an honor to join Eyesafe," Ryan said. "Having worked with the company during my time at UnitedHealthcare, I've seen the first-hand impact of their blue light filtering products. Together, we made strides to improve eye health for millions. I'm looking forward to enriching this mission by guiding Eyesafe through its next phase of growth, while ensuring consumers have the necessary information and tools to help protect their health."

Ryan's appointment marks the third addition to Eyesafe’s senior advisory board this year, according to the company, including Al Martino, a former executive of Optum and UnitedHealthcare, and Bud Flagstad, CEO of EmpowerHealth. To learn more about the Eyesafe leadership team and board members, visit