Life in True Color

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Colorblindness affects approximately one in twelve men and one in two hundred women the world over. For the many without colorblindness, and those who haven’t known anyone with the disorder, it may be difficult to imagine what it might be like.

Most commonly, the afflicted experience difficulty determining the differences in certain colors, while others lose the ability to see certain colors altogether. Imagine it—a life without a crisp, comprehensive color scheme. Imagine a forest without a multitude of greens, an Indian Summer in grey, a sunset without oranges, yellows, reds, blues, purples or turquoises. Imagine what it would be like to lose those images, or to never have had them. And imagine, having never seen them, being able to experience them for the first time.

Imagine Enchroma.

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via Enchroma

Enchroma are glasses for the colorblind. Promising to restore, at least partially, the color vision in those afflicted with colorblindness, Enchroma uses special lens technology to augment the way the eye perceives color, applying heavily researched optical principles to assist the eye in detecting a multitude of shades and colors of which it was previously incapable.

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via Science in the News – Harvard University

And it seems to really work. More and more videos of peoples’ first experience with Enchroma have been circulating around the web, and the results are touching to say the least.

While Enchroma admittedly may not work for everyone, the science at work is something of a landmark. By approaching vision at its most base level, the cone of the eye and its separation of colors, Enchroma opens the door for many new innovations in sight-assisting eyewear.

No more goofy glasses with different colored lenses. Real eyewear that looks normal and actually works, lending a little color to an otherwise grey and dreary horizon for those living with colorblindness.

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via Enchroma

 

 

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