If you have colorblindness or CVD (Color Vision Deficiency) that’s the color it may appear to you. An estimated 350,000 people in the world have CVD and there is no cure. Can you imagine how frustrating (and scary!) it would be to not know if the stoplight you are at is green or red? What if you are an artist and can’t discern the color pink you’d like to use in your latest work? Is the steak you’re eating red or is it green? From playing sports to enjoying a sunset, those with CVD don’t experience the world the same way as those without.
CVD is caused by a change or reduction of sensitivity of one or more of the light-sensitive cone cells in the eye. The human eye contains millions of cone cells which work together to translate light into neural signals that are transmitted along the optic nerve to the brain, resulting in the sensation of color vision. The most common type of color vision deficiency is called “red-green color blindness” which occurs when the green and red sensitive cone cells sensitivities overlap more than they are supposed to. Instead of seeing green and red as distinct colors, the person sees them as being very similar, thus the resulting color confusion.
Thankfully, technology now exists to help those with CVD see the world a little closer to the way the rest of us do. Vision Care Associates is proud to offer Chemistrie Color™ (https://eyenavision.com/chemistrie-color/), a high tech, non-prescription solution for CVD. Chemistrie Color ™ lenses were developed using a proprietary artificial intelligence program that determined the ideal lens filter for different types of colorblindness without relying on heavily tinted red, pink, or green lenses.
Chemistrie Color™ are non-prescription only and are available as a custom clip for prescription eyeglasses, in ready-to-wear sunglasses or as uncut lenses which we can put in any frame. There are three versions to enhance color in a variety of conditions, Indoor, Outdoor Moderate and Outdoor Severe.
Come on into Vision Care Associates anytime to see if they work for you, no appointment needed. Our staff is excited to help you see the world as the colorful and vibrant place it is!