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Enchroma Glasses bring a world of color to the colorblind


We get to see a beautiful array of colors every single day. There are only a few times where we really appreciate them, and it’s usually during a peak time of the year at a scenic spot, during a sunrise, or a sunset. If you saw those colors all the time, it wouldn’t be as special or meaningful. As sad as it is, that’s how most of us are with color. You don’t think about the fact that you can see purple because you’ve always been able to see it. It’s easy to see the entire spectrum of color and stop appreciating the fact that you can.

If you’re colorblind, some colors just aren’t visible at all because your cones can’t process them correctly. Thankfully, more often than not, colorblindness doesn’t mean your eyes are unhealthy. You still have the wiring in place to process those colors, so you can filter what you see and be able to access the full spectrum. So long as your spectral overlap is less than 100% (if that’s the case, nothing can be done sadly), these Enchroma Glasses can help you. That’s right, you’ll be able to see a full spectrum of color if you’re colorblind.

These glasses are the product of a “happy accident” in the lab when Don McPherson, Ph. D saw transformative properties on color appearances from a lens formula he had invented for laser eye surgery protection. There are three categories to accommodate for the type of colorblindness you experience, frame options, and perscription options. These are not cheap by any measure, costing anywhere from $350-700, but being able to see the world in a whole new way is a pretty priceless experience.

Available for purchase on Enchroma