EnChroma color blind helper!


EnChroma,is a company in Berkeley, California (USA),which has created a pair of glasses that can correct color blindness. Two years ago a pair of sunglasses were launched, but this all new version is made from polycarbonate, resistant and suitable for children.



It is estimated that in the US alone, 32 million people experience some degree of color blindness, according to the Wall Street Journal. The glasses, which costs between 325 and 450 dollars (between 288 and 398 euros) are designed for colorblind people that have problems with recognising red and green more commonly His way and could help four out of five people who suffer .

"The activities for which the color is important, such as driving, enjoying nature, sport or cooking will be  significantly improved," Donald McPherson cofounder of EnChroma, told The Huffington .



Left: this would look like a color-blind landscape. Right: After you put EnChroma glasses.

Initially, the glasses were designed to protect the eyes from laser surgeons, but one of the friends of McPherson was colorblind so he tested the prototype and realized that he saw a range of colors for the first time. This made the company change its objective and focus on the collective colorblind people.

They are now working on improving these glasses for children, an age group for which they say they can make great progress. "Your brain is literally plastic," says McPherson. "Studies have shown that deficiencies in the appreciation of color lead to a loss of information. We believe that by adapting our glasses children will see significant improvements in their learning."


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