Most colour blind people have vision as clear as everyone else, but they are unable to perceive red, green, or blue light. Contrary to its name, colour blindness does not mean that you cannot see any colours. You may see some colours just fine, but maybe unable to distinguish between other colours. Though in some extremely rare cases they might not be able to see any colour at all.
So, in reality, Ninety-nine per cent of people who are “colour blind” can see some colour and are actually “colour deficient” or as we prefer to call them “iRochromatic”
Statistics reveal that most people with a moderate case of red/green colour blindness will only be able to correctly identify five colouring pencils from a box of 24. Colour blindness has long been known to affect boys more than girls.
People with Protanopia struggle with colours in the green, yellow and red spectrum. Those with Deuteranopia see even more pronounced problems in the same colour range, while those with Tritanopia can see red and green, but have problems with blue and yellow vision. In the gallery below, you can compare and contrast each of the three varieties against a normal image, and see the world like you have colour blindness.
Different people may have very different levels of colour blindness. One person may notice that red and orange colours have a green tinge, while others may see only black when they look at a red object. If you have no colour vision, you may only see black, white and grey, and might only realise that something is a different colour because it is darker or lighter than other objects
For colour blind people, the world can appear grey and dull. Some colours are indistinguishable, such as purple and blue. Imagine if you couldn’t see all the colours in a sunset? red appears brown, red and green traffic lights look white; peanut butter appears green and pink looks grey.
But now our iRo Lenses colour blind glasses that feature sophisticated technology that has had astounding results, can help.
The lenses help enhance the vibrancy and saturation of colours and help discern between colours along with the depth and detail perception. All of this without changing the colours the colour deficient person already sees.
There is no cure for colour deficiency, but our lenses can help about 95% of people who have this.
Here’s some trivia for you, unlike today, during WWII soldiers who were colour blind were desired. Since they couldn’t see green they were able to see through camouflage used by the enemies.