If you are suffering from red-green color blindness, what are the chances that your neighbour or one of your classmates also suffers from it? Roughly 8% of men and 0.5% of women are affected. Therefore chances that your neighbour or one of your classmates or co-workers is colorblind are very high.
Color blindness, also known as color vision deficiency, is the decreased ability to see color or differences in color. Color blindness can make some educational activities difficult. Buying fruit, picking clothing, and reading traffic lights can also be more challenging. Problems, however, are generally minor and most people adapt. People with total color blindness may also have decreased visual acuity and be uncomfortable in bright environments.
People with this unfortunate deficiency need not to worry anymore, as the ingenuity of modern scientists continues to flourish, we have now arrived to a time where color blindness shouldn't be a source of depression anymore.
A pair of glasses, created by EnChroma, enables a colorblind person to see and distinguish a variety of colors as much as a person with normal eyesight can. The lenses of the glasses basically use a filter that corrects the saturation between colors thereby making it possible for a colorblind to see all tones of color.
The said glasses are made to effectively correct the most common form of color blindness which is the red-green dichromacy.
EnChroma now commercializes the glasses to several countries across the globe in an attempt to bring about change in the color perception of the ones who were once deprived of seeing the different hues of the world.