A company called enchroma have now released their glasses to the public. Their color blind correcting glasses (more at http://colorblindcorrectionglasses.com/) unbelievably allow 4 out of 5 people with the visual deficiency to see a full spectrum of colors again. Unfortunately these do not work for people with full blindness to colors, but for people with the red-green type or others this is likely to work well. No more clashing in the colors of clothes they wear and no more blending of colors on computer or television screens.
An average of 1 in 12 men are impacted by being color blind, and more men are impacted than women due to the mechanisms involved in genetic inheritance. With the addition of these glasses these men may now be able to work jobs which they were not allowed to work before due to the visual defects they experienced. By fixing color blindness, enchroma glasses (see http://colorblindcorrectionglasses.com/enchroma-review/) may have impacted society more than just allowing people to be in awe at their colorful gardens.
The medical field has also benefited from enchroma’s glasses. Now nursers can identify veins much easier as the lenses enhance the ability to see veins under the skin. Color blind nurses may now also be able to identify bruising on patients a whole lot easier by seeing the blue and green colors standing out in comparison to the skin tone.
The general consensus on these sunglasses is that they are transformative in most cases and allow for a radical change in world view (literally). A quick youtube search will allow you to see the tremendous impact this is having on people’s outlook with many people experiencing colors they have never even seen before. Can you imagine going through life without and concept of the vast array of colors and tones out there and suddenly taking all of them in at once? It’s no wonder such overwhelming emotions occur when people wear these color correcting glasses for the first time.
There are multiple different lenses available for different external conditions and people. For instance, there are indoor types and outdoor types. There are colorblind glasses specifically designed for children with smaller heads that have anti-smudge technology in order to keep them clean around kids. Contrary to what you might expect, enchroma glasses are actually fashionable too. Some look like the 3D glasses you get in the cinema, but others do look pretty great such as the aviator type.
It would be a good idea for enchroma to consider designing contact lenses next so people can see colors without the need for frames on their face, making for a more comfortable experience. There’s surely a need for it among the colorblind crowd and it must be a possibility.