For a long time, those diagnosed with color deficiency simply cannot begin to fathom the amaranthine beauty that different myriad of colors can bring to how we view the world. With the invention of EnChroma, people suffering from colorblindness have broken down into tears as soon as they put the glasses on.
Many of us are thankful for being born with the gift of sight, but sometimes we take the little things for granted, like being able to see all different hues of colors in everyday life. An insurmountable amount of people out there are diagnosed with color deficiency, with some so severe that they only see the world in black, white and grays.
Multiple color tests have assured me that I'm blessed with normal color vision. I can't even begin to imagine how bleak and dreary the world would seem if all I saw were monochromatic colors.
There are many different types of color deficiencies varying in severity listed here:
Deutans are people with deuteranomaly, a type of red-green color blindness in which the green cones do not detect enough green and are too sensitive to yellows, oranges, and reds.
As a result, greens, yellows, oranges, reds, and browns may appear similar, especially in low light. It can also be difficult to tell the difference between blues and purples, or pinks and grays.
Protans are people with protanomaly, a type of red-green color blindness in which the red cones do not detect enough red and are too sensitive to greens, yellows, and oranges. As a result, greens, yellows, oranges, reds, and browns may appear similar, especially in low light. It can also be difficult to tell the difference between blues and purples, or pinks and grays. Red and black might be hard to tell apart, especially when red text is against a black background.
Tritan-type color blindness is characterized by a loss of color discrimination for shades of blue and yellow. This can be caused by age-related factors, genetic factors, as well as exposure to certain toxins such as mercury. A complete diagnosis of color vision deficiency is not possible using online testing–consult an eye care professional for more information.
Enchroma glasses is a marriage of color vision science and optical technology. It is currently the only specialty eyewear that alleviates red-green color blindness, enhancing colors without the compromise of color accuracy.
These revolutionary glasses look like ordinary tinted glasses, but the effect they have on color vision is extraordinary. If you have red-green color blindness, Enchroma glasses can reveal a greater spectrum of color without compromising either color accuracy or balance. They can also double up as sunglasses as they offer 100% UV protection.
These glasses are also made available for kids starting from $269. The adult versions start from $349 and come in a range of different stylish frames to suit all kinds of face shapes. If you are myopic, you can top up for prescription EnChroma lenses.
Those with normal color vision are also able to benefit from wearing these glasses. When people with normal color vision wear Enchroma glasses, they see a “color boost” effect: colors appear to “pop” with a superordinary vibrance. This effect, called chromatic contrast enhancement, is how our glasses also help people with color blindness.
As EnChroma starts picking up speed in the market, more and more heartwarming videos of colorblind people trying these glasses on are emerging. Many of them are so overwhelmed with the magnitude of seeing so many gorgeous varying shades of colors at once that they break down in tears of happiness. Check out the videos below.