These Glasses Can Fix Your Colorblindness
Remember reading The Giver by Lois Lowry back in middle school and getting your first taste of a creepy YA dystopian future? If you need a refresher, part of the story revolves around a community that cannot perceive color, which probably blew your eighth-grade mind. Heck, even as adults, we’re all freaking out over (the totally normal and scientific reasons behind) perceiving the color of #TheDress differently.
While they look just like ordinary sunglasses, EnChroma lenses are filtered to correct color deficiency. According to My Eye BB website, "color blindness is a person or animal's inability or reduced ability to distinguish between colors." There are also three types of color blindness: Red/green, blue-yellow, and complete color blindness (which is also called monochromacy).
Even though EnChroma states that their glasses are only an optical assistive device and not a cure, the results can be stunning — both visually and emotionally. We’re especially moved by this colorblind man’s reaction to seeing everyday objects such as leaves and Lysol containers in a whole new
Not sure if you’re colorblind? It’s hard to know what you’re not seeing, so take the test to measure your color perception. If you are colorblind and interested in trying out this product, EnChroma frames start at $330 for adults and $340 for kids. But even if you aren’t colorblind, there’s still a lesson to be learned here. Watching reactions like these really reminds us of how freakin’ beautiful our world is, and not to take our vibrant surroundings for granted. Shouldn’t we all be going around marveling at how cool the color purple is? :)
Are you colorblind, or is someone you know? How do you think you would react to seeing reds, pinks and purples for the first time? Share your thoughts in the comments!