Did you know that 1/12 men have color blindness, and 1/200 women have color deficiency? Watch these brothers as they stand amazed at what they’re seeing–color! Recently millions of people affected by color blindness now have a new look thanks to a special pair of glasses.
What is color blindness?
Color blindness is when you have an absence of cone cells in your eyes or they are not working correctly. Contrary to popular believe, color blindness is not just the total absence of all color but is more commonly the absence of particular colors. This vision deficiency affects millions of people around the world. For most people it is rare to have total color blindness and see only black and white. The predominant pairings of absense of color are
Red/Green Color Blindness
Blue/Yellow Color Blindness
Complete Color Blindness (very rare)
Are there Treatments for Color Blindness?
At present there is not a formal treatment for color blindness. The specialty glasses can help but only when used outdoors under bright lighting conditions. Indoors it becomes much more difficult to become discriminating with color. There are several iphone and ipad apps that can help those with color blindness bring more distinguishing intensity to what is seen.
How Does Color Blindness Affect People?
Typically those with color blindness have grown up with it. They have learned coping mechanisms to distinguish colors and for some, colors look brown, yellow or washed out. But wait until you see what happens when two brothers discover color for the first time. Take a look.
What Glasses were theBrothers Using to See Color?
The glasses they are wearing are called Enchroma. The company is very clear that they don’t work for everybody, but they do work for a good majority. They do have a warranty time period on them: