EnChroma has presented its ground-breaking line of new products for the colour blind this season (MIDO 2019), with plans to expand its presence in Europe for the first time. EnChroma glasses address specific kinds of colour vision deficiency and are optimized for use indoors, outdoors and for specific situations. This next generation of six lens types will expand opportunities for private practitioners and enhance the EnChroma experience for colour blind patients, according to the company.
EnChroma glasses for colour blindness are available for men, women and children. The lenses are made with Trivex® material, a high-performance optical-grade resin that offers the triple benefits of clarity, lightness and durability.
In 2016, EnChroma received the Tibbetts Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for its exemplary innovative spirit and economic achievements in developing glasses for the colour blind. EnChroma’s early stage research into optical assistive devices for colour vision deficiency (CVD) was supported by three Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), under the direction of principle investigator Dr. Don McPherson.