Enchroma – Color for the Colorblind

SEE THE DIFFERENCE

Introducing Enchroma glasses, a marriage of color vision science and optical technology.
The only specialty eyewear that alleviates red-green color blindness, enhancing colors without the compromise of color accuracy.

SYMPTOMS & CAUSES

A person with red-green color blindness sees the world differently. Their red and green photopigments have more overlap than normal, making them unable to see certain colors. Enchroma found a way to alleviate this by creating a specialized lens that filters out specific colors.

SOLVING THE PROBLEM

Creating the lens started out as computer simulations, constructing sophisticated models that simulated colors and the extent of color vision deficiency. To create this model, Enchroma utilized the latest research on the genetics of color blindness and various anomalies related to photopigments, and linked these into a model where it gives the effect on how people with red or green color blindness perceive colors.

The second step was to solve the problem by designing an optimal filter, targeting specific photopigments. Enchroma created a (patent pending) method called ‘multinotch’ filtering, cutting out sharp wavelengths of light to enhance specific colors. Enchroma lenses separate the overlapping red and green cones, helping improve vision for people who have difficulty seeing reds and greens.

 

for more info:

http://enchroma.com/

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One Response to Enchroma – Color for the Colorblind

  1. That is just super cool, even though they probably don’t look like what Geordi LaForge wears.

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