“I’ve heard a lot about purple”

“I’ve heard a lot about purple” January 7, 2016

We’ve blogged about the new technology that allows people who are color-blind to see in color for the first time.  Now these special glasses are available through optometrists.  After the break is an excerpt and a link to an article recounting the experiences of people with red-green color-blindness, who usually see both colors as a muddied brown, now being able to perceive those colors.

Favorite line from the story:

“I’ve heard a lot about purple,” Robison said before he tried his new glasses.

And after?

“It was everything I wanted it to be.”


From Kathryn McNutt, Color: Special glasses allow color-blind patients to see new hues | Oklahoman.com:

The Earth’s “loveliness arises” from the color green, 17th-century Spanish poet and playwright Pedro Calderon de la Barca said.

But for people with red-green color blindness, the loveliness is muddied. Green and red can look the same — like brown.

“A lot of colors I see as the same color,” said Dlain Taylor, 22, a college student and electrical apprentice from Binger.

That changed when Taylor slipped on a pair of sunglasses with optical filters designed to improve color vision.

“It’s just beautiful,” he said, with his hands shaking.

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