Boerne Vision Center would like to wish each and every one of you a very happy holiday season!
This Christmas we are proud to announce that we are an authorized retailer of EnChroma glasses! We had a few patients who gave the gift of color to their loved ones and it was very moving! Feel free to come visit our optical to try some on! We can even put your glasses prescription with Enchroma lenses in your frame of choice!
How Many People are Color Blind?
There are an estimated 300 million people in the world with color vision
deficiency (CVD). The trait is inherited genetically and carried on the
X-chromosome, affecting about one in 12 men (8%) and one in 200 women
(.5%). The colloquial term “color blindness” most commonly refers to deutan-type
or protan-type CVD, which are both types of red-green color blindness.
What are the Causes and Challenges of Color Blindness?
In the eyes of color blind individuals, the red and green photopigments have a
more pronounced overlap. This causes the retina to receive inaccurate ratios of
light, which makes color blind people struggle to correctly interpret many colors
with red or green in them.
To the color blind, the world appears less vibrant or “washed out,” and some
colors are indistinguishable; like purple and blue. Pink may look gray; red and
green stop lights look “white-ish;” red looks brown and peanut butter looks green.
Many color blind people find their occupational, sports or artistic pursuits limited
by their condition. While color blindness is often considered a mild disability,
studies have found that two-thirds of people with CVD feel it is a handicap. To
find out if EnChroma glasses can help them, color blind people can take our color
vision test at enchroma.com/test.
NOTICE: EnChroma glasses are an optical assistive device for enhancement of color discrimination in persons with color blindness; they are not a cure for color blindness. Results vary depending on the type and extent of color vision deficiency per individual.
Currently, Boerne Vision Center is the only authorized dealer south of Dallas and West of Houston in Texas.