Vision Optique

EnChroma for Color Blindness in Houston

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See The World In All Its’ Vibrancy

Color blindness affects millions of people across the globe. Approximately 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women live with a color deficiency, which had no remedy until recently.

EnChroma glasses were cofounded in 2010 by Don McPherson, Ph.D. glass researcher, and Andrew Scmeder, mathematician and computer scientist. They were dedicated to continuing the research and development of glasses to optimize color vision, where previous versions were unsatisfactory.

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What is Color Blindness?

Color blindness is a deficiency defined by the inability to distinguish between specific colors. This occurs when cells that detect light in the eyes do not perform normally. In the retina, 2 types of cells can detect light, called rods and cones.

The rods’ primary function is to detect light and dark and are very sensitive to low light levels. Cones can recognize different colors, typically red, green, and blue. The brain uses input from the cones to create the perception of color that we see.

The cones in your eyes recognize different colors to make up the vibrant world we live in. In some cases, color deficiency occurs when:

  • One cone doesn’t function properly
  • One cone doesn’t function at all
  • There are no functioning cones whatsoever

Typically, individuals with color blindness can see some degree of color. However, the specificity and intensity depend on what type of color deficiency they have.

Types of Color Blindness

When 1 or more of the color cone cells are absent or do not function correctly, the brain cannot differentiate between specific colors. In severe forms of color blindness, all 3 color cells are absent, creating vision in different shades of grey.

Typically, all 3 cone cells are present, but 1 detects a different color than normal.

Red-green color blindness is the most common type of color deficiency, making it difficult to distinguish between red and green.

There are 4 types of red-green color blindness:

  • Deuteranomaly is the most common form of red-green color blindness, where greens look more red.
  • Protanomaly makes reds look green and less bright.
  • Protanopia and deuteranopia make reds and greens appear the same and create an inability to see the difference between them.

Blue-yellow color blindness is the less common type of color deficiency, making it difficult to see the difference between blue and green and yellow and red.

There are 2 types of blue-yellow color blindness:

  • Tritanomaly makes it hard to tell the difference between blue and green and between yellow and red.
  • Tritanopia makes it difficult to tell the difference between blue and green, purple and red, and yellow and pink.

Monochromacy and achromatopsia describe a range of conditions that cause partial or complete color blindness. These conditions often cause difficulty seeing color at all, and may create other vision problems and sensitivity to light.

EnChroma Eyewear for Color Blindness

At Vision Optique, we proudly offer EnChroma glasses to help bring color back into your life. EnChroma was established in 2010 through the marriage of science and technology. They have created revolutionary glasses that combine neuroscience and lens innovation, improving the lives of people with color deficiency worldwide.

EnChroma glasses work by using patent-pending technology to filter out wavelengths of light at the point of confusion or overlap where color sensitivity occurs. When cone cells respond the same way to light, colors can appear the same – making it hard to differentiate between certain shades.

EnChroma glasses are effective at treating red-green color blindness by contrasting the red and green color signals, making it easier to see the difference between colors. They trick the cones into responding to light differently, allowing wearers to see colors they may have never seen before.

At Vision Optique, we offer some of the most popular prescription and non-prescription styles of EnChroma glasses to find something that works for you. Many EnChroma wearers have reported an improvement in color perception while wearing EnChroma glasses, but we’d love for you to see for yourself.

The effect of EnChroma glasses can be different for everyone, so we encourage you to take the color vision test on the EnChroma website to pre-determine your candidacy. EnChroma glasses do not cure color blindness, but they can bring back some vibrancy to your life.

If you have a color deficiency, we would love to evaluate your eyes to see if EnChroma glasses will work for you. If you’d like to come and test out a pair, please give us a call ahead of time to optimize your experience.

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We are conveniently located at 5158 Buffalo Speedway near the corner of Buffalo Speedway and Westpark Drive, in the Kroger Shopping Center.

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5158 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, TX 77005

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Phone: 713-838-2020
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