Colorblind Teens Experience a World of Color Through Color Correcting Glasses
Have you ever wondered how people who are colour deficient* see the world? And what happens if they try colour correcting glasses?
I didn't know about colour correcting glasses until I had the opportunity to talk to a scientist whose research led to the development of this technology. And then I got to interview two completely charming teens who are red-gree colour deficient:
"Ryan and Garrett Allardyce are 16-year-old identical twins who live in Toronto. They are active teens involved in drama and baseball — and Garrett has his own YouTube channel. They are both colorblind, or as it is more accurately known, red-green color vision deficient (CVD).
Red-green CVD occurs in 10 percent of men and 1 percent of women. There are two kinds of cells in the eye, rods and cones, with the latter being responsible for detecting color.
“There is a paucity of cones of that type, not a lack of it,” explains Mark Changizi, Ph.D., who has done research on colorblindness, in an interview with HealthCentral. He’s developed a pair of glasses to help with CVD; but first, more from the twins."
Watch the interview with Ryan and Garrett and read my new article on HealthCentral.
Garrett, one of the twins interviewed and a YouTuber, also did his own video about the glasses:
* (color deficiency is the new and more accurate term for colour blindness)