This Iowa boy was born colour-blind, but a special pair of glasses has changed his life forever.
See the difference?
Carson Irlbeck is 10 years old and experiences colour-blindness, or deuteranopia. Watch this touching moment when he tries on his new glasses and experiences the full spectrum of colour for the first time.
What is colour-blindness and who is affected?
Colour-blindness affects millions of people worldwide. It affects 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women. The condition ranges from a variety of classes, red-green colour-blindness being the most common. Most people who suffer from colour-blindness are not blind to colour, but have a reduced ability to see them. Colour-blindness is also called Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD).
This is where Berkley-based company Enchroma’s technology helps: a marriage of colour vision science and optical technology. Specialty eyewear that alleviates red-green colour-blindness, enhancing colours without the compromise of colour accuracy.
The glasses that ‘fix’ colour-blindness
In the following video, chief scientist at Enchroma, Don McPherson, explains more about the glasses and we witness people wearing them for the first time.