New Glasses Transform The Way Colorblind People See The World


This special eyewear is giving many a new outlook.

EnChroma, a company in Berkeley, California, has created colorblindness correcting glasses, which allow those who are colorblind to see hues they may have never experienced before. While the sunglasses, which are meant for outdoor use in daylight, were first released two years ago, the company’s new version is made from polycarbonate — a material that’s kid-friendly and usable in sports.

Left: Venice seen by someone with colorblindness. Right: Venice seen by a colorblind person while wearing the EnChroma glasses

It’s an improvement that could help a significant number of people.

An estimated 32 million Americans experience some degree of colorblindness, according to the Wall Street Journal. The eyewear, which range from $325 to $450 and address red-green colorblindness — the most common form — have the potential to help four in five people with the condition by making everyday, outdoor tasks easier.

“Color-coded tasks, like driving, enjoying nature, playing sports, cooking and eating, are all improved,” Donald McPherson, co-founder of EnChroma told The Huffington Post in an email.

Left: A landscape seen by someone with colorblindness. Right: The same landscape seen by a colorblind person while wearing the —> Read More Here


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