New glasses may help correct color blindness

By WEEK Reporter

New glasses may help correct color blindness

February 22, 2013 Updated Feb 22, 2013 at 2:32 PM CDT

BOISE, Id. -- NBC News is reporting that a new style of glasses may help correct color blindness.

The glasses, called 02Amps, are made by a company called 2A1 Labs.

Neurobiologists in the company theorized back in 2006 that color vision actually developed to help people discern emotional states by viewing changes in the blood beneath the skin.

The glasses were designed to enhance the level of oxygenation in the blood and the variations in the concentration of the blood.

However, the company found during testing that amongst eight percent of men and 0.5 percent of women who have color vision deficiency that the glasses helped them.

Testing has also shown that not all wavelengths of light are easy to see. In fact, people with red-green color blindness can not see blue-green hues at all with the new glasses.

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