– Special glasses alleviate the frustrations and challenges at work caused by impaired color vision –
BERKELEY, California, July 12, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – EnChroma, Inc. – makers of eyeglasses for color blindness – today announced the first safety glasses for the approximately 350 million color blind people worldwide. The new range of EnChroma safety glasses are designed to help people with red-green color blindness overcome the everyday frustrations and obstacles in the workplace of correctly identifying and interpreting colors.
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210712005143/en/
Normal color vision / color blind vision (graphic: Business Wire)
“Those with color vision impairments may find it difficult to understand colorful information at work, which can lead to frustration, loss of productivity and potential safety issues,” said Erik Ritchie, CEO of EnChroma. “EnChroma safety glasses allow color blind people to see brightly colored warning signs and labels better while reducing the daily difficulties they face in areas ranging from landscaping and construction to biosciences and advanced manufacturing. “
“Industrial maintenance involves eye hazards all day long and EnChroma safety glasses protect your eyes while giving you the benefit of improved color vision indoors and out,” said Kyle Scholz, US Army Corps of Engineers, Mount Sterling, Ohio. “The glasses are also very comfortable, which is a must when wearing safety glasses, and they also look great. “
All EnChroma frames and safety lenses meet ANSI Z87.1 Recommended Impact Standards to help reduce the risk of impact injury and protect against UV rays, dust, dirt and splashes. The glasses treat most types of red-green color blindness and are available at enchroma.com and from selected EnChroma authorized resellers worldwide. The price of non-prescription safety glasses ranges from $ 309 to $ 349, with prescription glasses costing slightly more.
EnChroma’s patented lens technology is designed with special optical filters to help people with color blindness see a wide range of colors more vivid, clear and distinct. A recent study conducted by scientists from the University of California at Davis and the French Institute for Stem Cell and Brain Research at INSERM demonstrated the effectiveness of EnChroma glasses.
Product photos, still images and interactive GIFs illustrating the challenges at work for those with color vision impairments can be downloaded by clicking here.
Based in Berkeley, Calif., EnChroma produces advanced eyeglasses for color blindness and low vision, as well as other color vision solutions, sold online and through authorized resellers worldwide. Invented in 2010, EnChroma’s patented eyeglasses for color blindness combine the latest innovations in color perception, neuroscience and lenses to improve the lives of people with color vision deficiency around the world. EnChroma received an SBIR grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He won the 2016 Tibbetts Award from the US Small Business Administration in recognition of the innovative impact of business on the human experience through technology, and the 2020 Life Sciences Innovation Award from the East Bay Economic Development Alliance of the Bay Area. For more information, call 510-497-0048 or visit enchroma.com.
See the source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210712005143/en/
Director of Public Relations and Partnerships
Phone. : 530.908.9225