Millions of Americans are Color Blind
NEW TECHNOLOGY HELPS THE COLOR BLIND
Color blindness is not as uncommon as you might think.
Now there is technology changing everything for color blind patients.
“I have red/green color blindness and reds and greens look more brown and tan to me. It makes it hard to see,” says Tyler Gore.
Tyler found out he was color blind in a test at the optometrist’s office in first grade.
At 16, it was affecting his ability to drive.
“Mostly when they’re mixed together like stop lights. I can’t see stop light colors,” he said.
Tyler is like roughly 13 million people in the united states with this genetic condition.
Dr. Rachel Strange, and optometrist said, “Because it doesn’t prevent vision, it just alters the way we perceive color in vision it’s very difficult for anyone to understand the effect.”
Tyler heard about enchroma glasses that allow him to see colors.
“Everything was so beautiful. All of the colors popped out. All of the colors were exaggerated and I could see color. It was awesome,” he said.
He saw red and green for the first time ever.
“We’ve had people break down and cry. We’ve seen lots of parents cry and girlfriends and wives cry because they had no idea the difference that it makes,” added Dr. Strange.
She said, “It allows them to perceive those differences. That’s what they’re missing. It’s this kind one-ness to so many of those colors.”
For his next birthday Tyler is getting a pair of the glasses. It’s the only thing he asked for.
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