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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Revolutionary New Glasses Allow Colorblind People To See Color

While the exact reasoning behind the science is a bit complicated, they basically work by removing the wavelengths of light where overlap of red and green occur, causing the color signal to the brain to become amplified.

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Color for the Colorblind

Kelly Kittell’s EnChroma Cx Receptor colorblind-correcting sunglasses arrived with the following warning: When first trying on the lens, the unusual appearance of colors may be visually distracting. “It’s a bit of an understatement. The first time I saw brick red I was so overwhelmed I stopped cold. Purple and lavender, where have you been all my life? …

Unexpectedly, the glasses make me a safer driver. Colorblind people react significantly slower to red signals, and there are a number of countries where we can’t get drivers licenses. With my Enchroma sunglasses, I can see the three distinct colors of a stoplight for the first time, and red stop signs and lit brake lights jump out with a new urgency.

Read the full article at BoingBoing.net