EnChroma Color Blindness Lenses
There are an estimated 300 million people in the world with color vision deficiency. Approximately 1 in 12 men (about 8% of the population) are color blind and 1 in 200 women (about 0.5%).
Color blindness is typically inherited genetically and is carried as a recessive gene on the X chromosome. Women who are color blind will pass this onto all her sons but a color blind father will not pass his red-green color blindness to his sons.
While color blindness is often considered a mild disability, studies estimate that two-thirds of people with CVD feel it’s a handicap. Did you know that a lot of color blind people are surprised to find out that peanut butter is not green?
Red-green color blindness doesn’t mean only color confusion with red and green colors, but the whole color spectrum can cause confusion.
After 10 years of research and development, EnChroma was started in 2010. It emerged from three National Institutes of Health (NIH) SBIR funded studies on the feasibility of correcting color vision deficiency.
EnChroma glasses are the only specialty eyewear that alleviates red-green color blindness, enhancing colors without the compromise of color accuracy.