EnChroma Launches World’s First Safety Glasses for Colour Blindness
– Special Glasses Mitigate Frustrations and Challenges on the Job Caused by Colour Vision Deficiency –
Berkeley, CA – July 12, 2021 – EnChroma, Inc. – creators of glasses for colour blindness – today announced the first safety glasses for the estimated 350 million people in the world who are colour blind. The new line of EnChroma Safety Glasses are designed to help people with red-green colour blindness overcome daily frustrations and obstacles in the workplace related to correctly identifying and interpreting colours.
“Those with colour vision deficiencies can struggle to comprehend colourful information at work which can lead to frustration, lost productivity, and potential safety issues,” said Erik Ritchie, CEO of EnChroma. “EnChroma safety glasses enable the colour blind to better see brightly coloured warning signs and labels while reducing the everyday difficulties they experience in fields ranging from landscaping and construction to biosciences and advanced manufacturing.”
“Performing industrial maintenance involves eye hazards all day and EnChroma safety glasses protect your eyes while giving you the benefit of enhanced colour vision working indoors and outdoors,” said Kyle Scholz, US Army Corps of Engineers, Mount Sterling, Ohio. “The glasses are also super comfortable, which is a must when wearing safety glasses, and they look good too.”
All EnChroma safety frames and lenses meet ANSI Z87.1 recommended impact standards to help reduce the risk of impact-related injury and protect from UV radiation, dust, dirt, and splashes. The glasses address most types of red-green colour blindness and are available at enchroma.com and through select EnChroma Authorized Retailers worldwide. Non-prescription safety glasses range in price from $309-$349 with prescription glasses costing slightly more.
EnChroma’s patented lens technology is engineered with special optical filters to help people with colour blindness see an expanded range of colours more vibrantly, clearly and distinctly. A recent study by scientists at the University of California, Davis, and France’s INSERM Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute, demonstrated the effectiveness of EnChroma glasses.
Product shots, still images and interactive GIFs illustrating the challenges on the job for those with colour vision deficiencies can be downloaded by clicking here.
Based in Berkeley, Calif., EnChroma produces leading-edge eyewear for colour blindness and low vision, and other solutions for colour vision, sold online and through Authorized Retailers worldwide. Invented in 2010, EnChroma’s patented eyewear for colour blindness combines the latest in colour perception, neuroscience and lens innovation to improve the lives of people with colour vision deficiency around the world. EnChroma received an SBIR grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It earned the 2016 Tibbetts Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration in recognition of the firm’s innovative impact on the human experience through technology, and the 2020 Innovation Award in Life Sciences from the Bay Area’s East Bay Economic Development Alliance. For more information call 510-497-0048 or visit enchroma.com.
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