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Nov 11, 2019 - 1:21:44 PM
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https://www.tigernet.com/forum/thread/Gave-my-color-blind-son-EnChroma-at-Clemson-tailgate-[video]-1945851?tstart=60

I have not heard of these glasses until I saw this.  We just take so many things for granted and I don't think many of us think much about color blindness.

Nov 11, 2019 - 1:47:04 PM
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Brian T

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15854 posts since 6/5/2008

EnChroma is a brilliant piece of optical design.
Extraordinary insight into the field of color vision.

Nov 11, 2019 - 3:14:40 PM

52859 posts since 12/14/2005

Aw...
Now I have to look 'em up online, see how they WORK.

Meanwhile I read, some time back, that colorblind soldiers in WW2 were better at NOT being fooled by camouflage clothing.

Nov 11, 2019 - 3:18:55 PM

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Here's a link, with a LOT of sales pitch.

https://enchroma.com/pages/how-enchroma-glasses-work

Nov 11, 2019 - 9:44:17 PM
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Brian T

Canada

15854 posts since 6/5/2008

Like I said, Enchroma is a cool piece of optical technology.
It isn't a bunch of blow dirt but an insight into human genetics.

Nov 12, 2019 - 8:58:26 PM

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quote:
Originally posted by Brian T

Like I said, Enchroma is a cool piece of optical technology.
It isn't a bunch of blow dirt but an insight into human genetics.


I thought so too ...... quite a neat devcelopment.

Nov 13, 2019 - 12:00:19 AM

mander

USA

3871 posts since 10/7/2007

I believe it helps 4 out of 5 people.

I think it is interesting that color blinded people could "see" camouflage better. Science believes T-Rex was color blind.

Edited by - mander on 11/13/2019 00:00:31

Nov 13, 2019 - 9:31:44 AM
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Brian T

Canada

15854 posts since 6/5/2008

There's measurable variation in human color vision.
I have done hundreds of Ishihara color vision tests.
A few color-blind women and one man who could see only blue.
The rest were pretty classic red/green cb.

Plenty of YouTubes of people using EnChroma for the first time.
Their reactions are profound.

Nov 13, 2019 - 3:17:24 PM
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It seems we all kind of take color blindness for granted, as I stated earlier and not think of it as a serious handicap. Compared to being totally blind or confined to a wheelchair, etc., it probably isn't. But for many it is more than not just being able to distinguish between red and green or brown and gray. However, I think the reaction of this young man tells us that missing out on color is more than just an "oh well".

I had a friend in the Marines who was a fighter pilot (A-4 Skyhawk). After he was finished flying he was going to air controller school for his career after he got out of the Marines. His testing showed that he did not have normal depth perception. How he managed to fly many many bombing missions and close air support during his career I will never know.

Nov 14, 2019 - 1:25:23 AM
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Brian T

Canada

15854 posts since 6/5/2008

For millenia (?), there's been reference to color in the literature and the visual arts.
So many people have been disconnected from it. That may be in part their reactions.

I'd like to read the history of EnChroma, the people who figured out what to do.
There's no other corrrective choice.

Nov 14, 2019 - 8:19:56 AM

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Originally posted by Brian T

For millenia (?), there's been reference to color in the literature and the visual arts.
So many people have been disconnected from it. That may be in part their reactions.

I'd like to read the history of EnChroma, the people who figured out what to do.
There's no other corrrective choice.


Brian ... I am sort of surprised that it has taken this long, however I haven't read the history and it may be that only with new technology that it has been possible.  It seems, although not life threatening, it is so common that there would have been a concerted effort to find a solution.  Maybe there was and again the technology just wasn't there.  It is certainly not like an extremely rare disease or illness where it is just not common enough to generate the kind of public interest or the funds for extensive research.  One of my high school classmate's husband came down with a rare disease that took his like that was described by to him at the Mayo Clinic as ALS's ugly cousin.  There was no cure for it and I think it may only affect something like one in five hundred thousand.  A disease like that will not garner a lot of support for a cure.

Nov 14, 2019 - 9:32 AM
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Brian T

Canada

15854 posts since 6/5/2008

Here's my take on it:
Lots of RGB color blind people have overlapping sensitivities.
So distinct colors are mixed together like mud.
The EnChroma glasses are stop-filters to cut down the overlaps to give the viewer more distinct "signals" from different colored surfaces.
Some call these kinds of things "band-pass" filters, used in sound and radio.
The technology is in the design and manufacture of the filtering materials.

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