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Enchroma Lenses for Alleviating Symptoms of Red-Green Color Blindness


Those who suffer from color vision deficiency see the world in a different way. Although color blindness encompasses a range of conditions from mild to severe, those with color blindness see color in a much different way than the average person, and even others who are also color blind. In efforts to allow those who struggle with color vision deficiency to see the world in all its intended, colorful glory, EnChroma was born.

What is Color Blindness?

Color blindness is a condition that prohibits the eyes from being able to distinguish between color shades, most commonly green and red. This occurs because there is an overlap of the green (M) and red (L) color cones within the eye. As a result, what may seem like distinct red or distinct green to the average person, becomes indistinguishable to someone who is color blind.

For example, when at the grocery store, a color blind person may not really be able to tell green apples and red apples apart. Depending on the severity of color blindness, that person may see these fruits as dull, brownish colors, or in more muted tones.

Color blindness is on a scale of severity, and it is pretty rare for someone to see no color at all. Oftentimes, people assume that those who are color blind only see things in black and white, but that is very rare.

Types of Color Blindness

    Color blindness is usually inherited and there is no treatment for the inherited condition. Here is a list of the different types of color blindness:
    •    Those who have Achromatopsia Color Blindness have “complete color blindness” and see the world in shades of black, white, and grey.
    •    Those with Deuteranomaly see green things as looking more red. This is the most common type of red-green color blindness and doesn’t usually obstruct normal activities.
    •    Those with Protanopia and Deuteranopia are unable to tell the difference between green and red in all settings.
    •    Those with Protanomaly see red in a more dull way and will see green as more red.
    •    Those who have Tritanomaly are unable to see the difference between green and blue, as well as red and yellow.
    •    Those with Tritanopia are unable to see the difference between green and blue, yellow and pink, as well as purple and red. They also see colors in a more dull, less bright way.
Although this condition is permanent and doesn’t have a cure, EnChroma lenses could definitely help!

What are EnChroma Lenses?

EnChroma lenses were specially designed and developed to filter through light wavelengths at the exact point where the excessive overlap takes place. Again, when there is confusion or overlap of wavelengths of light, thats when color sensitivity takes place.

The EnChroma lenses increase that contrast between red and green color signals, which alleviates those symptoms of color blindness. As a result, those suffering from color vision deficiency can see colors the way they really are and in turn, experience the world in a much richer way.

With a blend of mathematics, science, and knowledge of optics, mixed with 10+ years of clinical research, EnChroma has created various new developments in the field of color vision research. By creating new products and bring them to the market, those with color deficiency issues can now see the bright, vibrant, and colorful world that we live in.

For more information regarding EnChroma lenses, be sure to visit us here at NVision or give us a call today to schedule your consultation! You don’t have to suffer from color blindness any longer. Change your life today and get your hands on EnChroma lenses in order to see a brighter, more colorful tomorrow.