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Help me see in full color!!
$250 raised
36% of $700 goal
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I recently got to demo these new Enchroma glasses for the color-blind and I couldn't believe my eyes! With these I can see colors that I've never seen before! They are a great invention for people like me but very expensive!

Many people don't know this about me, but I have a red-green color vision deficiency known as deuteranomaly. It has not really affected my life very much (or so I thought) except for occasional mismatched clothes, confusion about color distinction and even having a car for years that I thought was one color only to eventually find out it was another. I work in the field of ophthalmology and am lucky enough to occasionally see patients at the only eye care facility in Texas that sells these new Enchroma glasses. I tried these on the other day after seeing all of the videos going around on the internet... Now I get it. I was blown away!! I saw colors that I have literally NEVER seen before. I saw rich color like I couldn't have even imagined. The trees alone... Wow! Anyways, I eventually had to give back the demo glasses that I tried. Now that I am back in the bland world that I've always lived in, I am continually aware of what I'm missing out on. I would love to get these and see in full color again, but they are very expensive and I would need an outdoor pair as well as an indoor pair as there are no transitional lenses with this technology yet.  This will end up being about $700. I saw the crowdfunding tool on the Enchroma website and thought, "Hey, maybe it's not a bad idea to see if my family and friends want to help my color-blind self start seeing colors again!" This is difficult to explain to someone who has no color deficiencies but what I saw was a game changer for my life. I don't want to miss out on anything in my future that will be full of color. If you want to contribute to that, I will be forever grateful to you. Thanks for reading my story regardless!! :)

WHAT IS ENCHROMA?

Over 300 million people worldwide are affected by red-green color vision deficiency, also called color blindness. Enchroma has created glasses which enhance color vision without the compromise of color accuracy. 

Enchroma glasses are an optical assistive device; they are not a cure for color blindness. Results vary depending on the type and extent of color vision deficiency per individual. The glasses are estimated to be effective for 4 out of 5 cases (80%) of red-green color vision deficiency – prospective users are encouraged to take our online color vision test to assess the likelihood of efficacy. Enchroma does not endorse use of the glasses to pass occupational screening tests such as the Ishihara test. For more information please read the FAQs , learn about the Enchroma technology and story , or contact customer support .

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