Millions of people worldwide are affected by colorblindness.
People tend to think that those who are color blind see only black and white. Color blindness actually describes a diminished ability to see colors, which results in seeing variations of brown. Folks who see only black and white shades are monochromats and have poor overall vision, but this is a rare condition.
Most color blindness is inherited genetically. Women are the carriers of the genetic condition and it is carried on the X chromosome. There are medical conditions and diseases that cause acquired color vision deficiencies.
People who are color blind, or color deficient, lack the ability to distinguish certain colors from each other. The most common form of color blindness is a red-green deficiency. This type of color deficiency is classified as deuteranopia or deuteranomaly. Those who are color deficient are unable to see certain colors under normal light. Red-green color deficiency is the most common and these people see the world differently. Their red and green photopigments overlap abnormally making it difficult to distinguish colors from each other.
Deuteranopia, a form of red-green color blindness, is the most common deficiency. Individuals with this type of color blindness either experience deuteranopia (green-color blind) or deuteranomaly (green weak).
Protanopia is another type of red-green color blindness. Those affected are less sensitive to red light and have a hard time differentiating between blue and green colors and red and green colors.
Tritanopia is known as blue-yellow color blindness. Individuals who experience this type of color deficiency often confuse blue with green and yellow with violet.
Types of Colorblindness
Enchroma Lenses: Color Blind Glasses
EnChroma® lenses incorporate a mix of optical technology and color vision science to allow you to see colors differently. These extraordinary color blind glasses mainly help people with a color deficiency distinguish between reds and greens.
EnChroma functions similar to antibiotics when you are sick. Antibiotics work by attacking specific bacteria that are making you ill. EnChroma works by using a filter to target certain photopigments that cut out select wavelengths of light to enhance specific colors.
This patent-pending method is called ‘multinotch’ filtering. EnChroma lenses divide the overlapping red and green colors, thereby improving vision for this type of color deficiency.
Warning: We are altering your color perception. It will take time for your brain to learn how to perceive this change in perception. EnChroma lenses get better as you gain more experience.
Indoor glasses feature lens filter technology designed to enhance color vision in low-light conditions. The lenses provide 100% UV Protection, anti-reflective coating and are Rx compatible. They are great for indoor computer use and other indoor settings.
Outdoor lenses are uniquely engineered to enhance your color vision for the beautiful outdoors. The lenses block 100% of the UVA and UVB radiation components in sunlight. They are great for seeing nature, beautiful sunsets or just taking a relaxing drive. These lenses are Rx compatible.