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Thread: So amazing, to see color for the first time!

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    So amazing, to see color for the first time!

    The paint company Valspar partnered with http://enchroma.com/ to create a set of glasses to help colorblind people see colors for the first time.

    the video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=ea_xOqNvntA

    EnChroma:

    http://enchroma.com/
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    my son just told me he did an eye test at the dept of motor vehicles where he had to tell the clerk what color he saw. he sees red with his left eye, green with his right and when using both eyes he sees yellow. He was confused and got the clerk confused too! lots of men are color blind but so many people see things differently so it makes you wonder what each of us see... the same or totally different. Interesting.

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    Fantastic. Amazes me just what scientific breakthroughs have happened in my lifetime. This is just fabulous!! What a wonderful gift for those who have never been able to see color as most of us do. IT would be so wonderful if there could be some sort of glasses or lens that could be developed to allow those individuals who are blind. Thanks for sharing this video and knowledge about these amazing glasses.

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    I find this very interesting. Makes me wonder what the colour blind do actually see with the glasses on as well. Each one could be very different depending on the actual deficiency. "One size fits all" may not apply to the glasses I suppose and I notice they have a varied range. Thanks for making me aware of them.

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    Fascinating!

    I want to get glasses that let me see the colors that some birds and fish can see. They are tetrachromats, which means they have 4 kinds of color-sensing cones in their eyes, as opposed to just three in humans. They can see colors into the UV spectrum. Apparently it's a recessive gene in humans too, and very rarely a human (usually a female) will be a tetrachromat as well! How strange it would be, to see colors nobody else could see!

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    Red face

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    *** I was told the most Color Blind people are males.
    *** Women are most often the carriers and usually pass it on to their male children.
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    *** My son could not be a pilot because he could not see Blues & Purples, he can see Red,Blue/Yellow
    *** so he became a jet mechanic (ejection seats and electronic systems) in the Marines.
    *** I guess I did it to him.
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    *** I see all colors but as I get older I cannot distinquish between Black & Navy Blue.
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    I found it especially amazing their reaction to seeing the sunset for the first time.

    My oldest son's father was colorblind. My son was born with no Macular in his left eye. Although he has peripheral vision in that eye he sees in various shades of grey.
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    Thank you for this information. My youngest son learned he was color blind when he applied to drive the campus bus as a part-time job when he attended NC State. I've since wondered how he knew which colors to use in elementary school! As another poster wrote, women carry the genes and pass them on to their male offspring. My grandfather was color blind and apparently passed the gene to my mom and then through me to my grandfather's great-grandson. Interesting!

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    Thank you for pointing this out. DH is red/green color blind which means his eyes cancel out red and green pigments. A lot of colors are made up of combinations that use varying amounts of red and/or green pigments. I have always wanted to get into his head to see how he sees the world.

    My favorite color is hot pink. He cannot see the red in hot pink BUT he can see the blue in the hot pink. I stopped wearing red and pink lipstick because when I stopped to think about it I realized he was seeing lips blue if I was wearing a hot pink and black if I was wearing a red lipstick. I love bright red poinsettias but he sees a black plant. Not pretty in my opinion. I see brilliant sunsets, he sees blue (the hot pink or purple) and yellow sunsets usually.

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    We all see true colors. I have a younger BIL who is color blind.
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    Of all the entries on this site, and the links . . . THIS ONE had me spellbound. Oh, how we, the color-seeing people, take it for granted. We, quilters. Wow. I teared up as you gave me the humbling experience of watching someone see color for the first time. Priceless . . .

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