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Can Eyeglass Lenses Add Zing to Vision for People with Color Blindness?

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If you have color blindness, it doesn’t mean you suffer from blindness. Really, it’s a vision condition that can dull your view of the vibrant world, making it impossible to see all the colors of the rainbow.

Color blindness is largely genetic and relatively common, affecting millions of people worldwide. Until recently, it had no effective treatment. But the innovative partnership of a UC Berkeley mathematician and researcher in perceptual psychophysics with a renowned glass researcher changed the status quo. This scientific team developed EnChroma eyeglass lenses for people with color blindness.

Our Las Vegas eye care center team has witnessed the amazing reaction of many color blind patients the first time they put on new eyeglasses with EnChroma lenses! To try them on for yourself, book an appointment with our optometrist near you.

What are color blind eyeglass lenses?

These specially tinted lenses can help a person with color vision deficiency to perceive colors more precisely. While purchasing a pair of new glasses with color blind lenses won’t “cure” color blindness, it can enliven vision by offering colorblind wearers the chance to see a wider spectrum of colors while the glasses are on.

How do color blind lenses work?

Made from advanced optics, these lenses filter out certain wavelengths of light – so the light that enters your eye has a more accurate ratio of wavelengths. Because lighting conditions change from morning to night, color blind eyeglass lenses come in outdoor and indoor versions to function optimally where you need them most. If you require prescription lenses to see clearly, new glasses with EnChroma lenses can also be crafted with your prescription. Alternately, you can wear lenses that fit over your existing glasses.

How can new eyeglasses with color blind lenses help me?

There are a variety of ways that these eyeglass lenses can improve your life. If you’ve always relied on others to make sure your clothes match, these new glasses can finally give you the confidence to get dressed on your own! The changing colors of traffic lights will finally be clear, and you’ll gain a new appreciation for your flower garden. Food may also look more appealing, and you’ll be able to tell the difference between ripe and unripe produce.

Are there different types of eyeglass lenses for color blindness?

Presently, EnChroma lenses are the most widely used lenses for color blindness. In particular, these lenses are helpful for distinguishing between hues if you have red-green color blindness. According to EnChroma, about 80% of all people with a color vision deficiency can be helped by these lenses. The only way to determine if they can help you is by giving them a try!

When you purchase a pair of new eyeglasses from our Las Vegas optical store, the optometrist near you can fit them with specialty eyeglass lenses for color blindness to energize your color vision and brighten your perspective on the world!

At Yesnick Vision Center, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 702-500-0525 or book an appointment online to see one of our Las Vegas eye doctors.

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