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– Color Blind People Can See Colors Indoors to Overcome Classroom, Occupational, Safety, and Other Limitations –
Berkeley, CA – March 18, 2015 – EnChroma – the company bringing color to the color blind – today announced an innovative new line of EnChroma Cx-65 eyewear for indoor use. The EnChroma glasses enable red-green color blind students, children, workers – anyone suffering from color vision deficiency (CVD) – to see and appreciate a more colorful world. One in 12 men, and approximately one in 200 females, have some form of CVD, of which approximately 80% can be helped by EnChroma eyewear.
“A lot of EnChroma sunglass wearers wanted an indoor version so they could bring the experience of seeing certain colors for the first time to their lives at work and at home,” said Tony Dykes, CEO of EnChroma. “Everything from learning at school, or presenting a colorful slide show at work, to debating with friends about the infamous ‘gold-and-white or black-and-blue dress,’ is much easier with EnChroma Cx indoor glasses. We’re excited to help CVD kids overcome learning obstacles at school, or to enable someone to enter a field requiring color-identification capabilities.”
The EnChroma Cx indoor glasses enable kids (and others) to more quickly and accurately identify and interpret important color-coded information at school and outside of class. Color blindness is often considered a mild disability, but studies estimate that two-thirds of the 300 million people with CVD feel it’s a handicap.
“As an optometrist, EnChroma gives me an exciting technology to prescribe for the needs of my CVD patients in a complete range of lighting conditions,” Dr. Gary Louie, Doctor of Optometry (OD) of Family Vision Care Optometrics in Union City, California.
“I was mesmerized by the vivid imagery I saw when I put on EnChroma glasses and the colorful visuals started trickling in,” says Trevor Oppliger, a deputy district attorney in Fresno, California. “I fought back a wave of emotion as I began absorbing how much impact the glasses were going to have on my life.”
A wonderful short documentary called Color for the Color Blind shares evocative personal stories from four color blind individuals and their reactions to experiencing certain colors for the first time wearing EnChroma glasses. The film was produced by Valspar Corporation (VAL), a global leader in the paint and coatings industry. Watch the film at ValsparColorForAll.com.
EnChroma’s Cx indoor glasses are available in prescription and non-prescription eyewear, and in polycarbonate for pediatric, sports and industrial safety usage. Try EnChroma Indoor Cx glasses for 30 days risk-free by ordering at enchroma.com or from any of our retail partners listed on our website.
EnChroma is dedicated to positively impacting the lives of the estimated 300 million people worldwide with color vision deficiency. EnChroma has developed a robust line of innovative eyewear products with cutting-edge optical technology for men, women and children. The company is led by a team of seasoned researchers, engineers, and technology experts, backed by an advisory board of world-renowned vision scientists. Based in Berkeley, California, EnChroma emerged from a National Institutes of Health SBIR grant designed to study the feasibility of correcting color vision deficiency. To reach us please call 510-497-0048, email [email protected], or visit enchroma.com.
EnChroma Launches Color Blindness Correcting Eyewear for Pediatrics, Sports, and Prescription Markets
– Glasses Help Color Blind People See Colors to Overcome Limitations that Affect Careers, Activities, and Tasks –
Berkeley, CA – December 9, 2014 – EnChroma – the company bringing color to the color blind – today announced a new line of EnChroma Cx eyewear based on prescription-capable polycarbonate (plastic) lenses that enable color blind athletes, children and others to safely engage in any activity while seeing more color. EnChroma Cx glasses provide people with color vision deficiency (CVD) spectral color enhancement in a plastic lens that makes the eyewear a viable option for a huge new base of users.
This is an official request for videos of anyone wearing EnChroma glasses that wants to tell us what you see. It can be your first time or your 20th time; just let us know what is different about wearing EnChroma glasses. Send your videos to [email protected].
Our first submission is of Owen B. The first sunny day after they received the glasses his mother and father pulled him out of class for an “Optometry” appointment and took him to the botanical gardens. “We told him we were going to the botanical domes and he thought that was his surprise. One thing I did not get on video is the way he choked up when he saw the birds of paradise. He always had liked orange but when he saw the orange of the bird flowers through the glasses he couldn’t believe how beautiful they were.” – Amy D.