New Glasses Transform The Way Colorblind People See The World
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.