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California Researcher Accidentally Discovered Solution For Color Blindness

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For millions of Americans, color blindness is a reality. A solution has been developed in a Bay Area lab, made by a researcher working on another problem.

According to the organization Color Blind Awareness, approximately 8% of men and 1 in 200 women are color blind, unable to fully see red, green or blue light.
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A researcher in California may have accidentally created glasses to correct the problem:

The glasses were designed as protective eyewear for doctors during surgery. But one day he wore them with a curious friend who happened to be color blind.

The friend noted he saw colors he couldn’t normally see and voila!

For Drucker, the glasses have opened up a world where trees are green, flowers come in limitless colors, and a sunset can take your breath away. “I get how amazing they are now, and I’d never really was able to tell that difference before,” he said.

Here’s how they work:

“The glasses work by selectively removing certain wavelengths between the red and green cones that allow them to be in essence pushed apart again,” said Don McPherson, EnChroma’s VP of products.

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So, keep an eye out. These EnChroma glasses could be coming to a store near you in the very near future.
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