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EnChroma Eyewear Lets Color Blind See Colors Indoors

  • Published: 2015-03-19 : EnChroma (
  • Synopsis: EnChroma announce innovative new line of EnChroma Cx-65 eyewear for color blind indoor use
Color Blindness

Color blindness, or color vision deficiency, is defined as the inability or decreased ability to see color, or perceive color differences, under normal lighting conditions. Color blindness affects a significant percentage of the population. There is no actual blindness but there is a deficiency of color vision.

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Quote: "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."

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 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 people overcome obstacles or to enable them to enter a field requiring color-identification capabilities."

The EnChroma Cx indoor glasses enable students (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 - '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

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 or from one of our retail partners listed on our website.

The product ship date is March 30, 2015.

Learn More About EnChroma

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 or visit

Facts: Color Blindness

  • Color blindness is also called Daltonism, after the scientist John Dalton.
  • If a woman is red-green colorblind, all her sons will also be colorblind.
  • A father can't pass his red-green color blindness on to his sons.
  • Color vision can decline with age, most often because of cataract.
  • People with color blindness aren't aware of differences among colors that are obvious to the rest of us.
  • Red Green Color blindness is predominantly found only in men. The gene that leads to red green color blindness is found in the X Chromosome.
  • Severity of color blindness is usually divided into the following four categories: slightly, moderate, strong, and absolute.
  • Blue color blindness (often referred to as blue yellow color blindness) is extremely rare, only 5% of color blind people have it.
  • There are three main kinds of color blindness, based on photopigment defects in the three different kinds of cones that respond to blue, green, and red light.

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