It’s autumn across much of the United States, which means that a simple drive through town can take on a magical quality as trees burst with color. You catch bright reds, burnt orange, sunny yellows, and just about every hue in between as the trees put on a brief, wondrous show, free of charge.

But for people born colorblind, it’s just another drive home. And I imagine having to rake up those leaves in a few weeks is even less fun without having been able to appreciate their beauty while they still dripped from wintering branches.

At least, that’s how it’s been until now. Because these new glasses from Enchroma are changing everything.

The company has taken technology they’re calling “multinotch” filtering, which cuts out sharp wavelengths of light to enhance specific colors, and embedded it in stylish lenses that separate overlapping reds and greens.

This corrects color blindness (not aptly named, since most people can see colors, they’re just more muted than for someone with normal vision) for people with difficulty seeing reds and greens – the most common type of color vision deficiency.

Watch the video below to get an idea of how these glasses are changing lives for the better – and bring your tissues!

Seeing Fall Colors For The First Time

No, we’re not crying, YOU’RE crying. 😭 (via Tennessee Vacation)

Posted by Did You Know on Thursday, November 2, 2017

 

For more on how colorblindness works, who is commonly affected, and how these glasses can help, visit Enchroma’s website.