The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Teams with EnChroma to Enhance Experience for Color Blind Visitors

– The Eric Carle Museum of picture book art –

EnChroma® glasses to enable guests with color vision deficiencies to see the vibrant, colorful collages of Eric Carle.   February 27, 2023 


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—(February 27, 2023) Amherst, MA & Berkeley, CA — The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is the first art museum in Massachusetts to offer eyewear by EnChroma to visitors with color vision deficiencies, or "color blindness." Beginning March 1, guests with color vision deficiencies can borrow special EnChroma glasses from The Carle to experience the Museum’s picture book art in clear, vibrant color for the first time. Eight pairs of eyewear are available, including 

    Click here for more images of Eric Carle’s artwork as it appears to the color blind.

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and other works by Eric Carle, are some of the most iconic and colorful in children’s literature,” said Erik Ritchie, CEO of EnChroma. “And now, with the help of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, their color blind visitors will be able to fully enjoy his and other artist’s picture book illustrations in vivid color.”

    Special optical filters in EnChroma glasses help color blind people perceive a wider range of colors and to see them more vividly and distinctly. A study by the University of California, Davis, and INSERM, the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research, demonstrated the effectiveness of EnChroma glasses. A separate recent study in the scientific publication Eye-Nature also highlights the benefits of the glasses.