Color Correction

Eyewear company Frameri has teamed up with a California-based color-enhancing lens manufacturer to create glasses for the color blind.

click to enlarge Can these guys see color? - Photo: Jesse Fox
Photo: Jesse Fox
Can these guys see color?
If you’re looking to enhance your fall foliage experience and are color-deficient, don’t worry — Frameri x EnChroma has an antidote. The Cincinnati-based eyewear company and online retailer Frameri officially partnered with EnChroma, a California-based color-enchancing lens manufacturer, last September.

Color blindness affects approximately one in 12 men and one in 200 women, and there are three known types: red--green color blindness, blue--yellow color blindness and complete color blindness. EnChroma lenses — which come as both sunglasses and indoor lenses — use high-tech optics to enhance color before it reaches the eye. They work best for those with red-green color blindness. 

Red-green color blindness results from a genetic condition in which the light-sensing function of the red and green cones in the eye overlap more than usual. By filtering a narrow region of the spectrum where overlap is present, normal separation can be restored, improving vision for about 80 percent of wearers. 

During your Frameri appointment, you’ll spend 20 to 30 minutes walking through Washington Park wearing EnChroma sunglasses and then move to the storefront to test the indoor lenses. Frameri optician and shop director Halie Schottelkotte also notes, “These lenses are great for everyone — not just those with color deficiency. Anyone looking for a high-definition experience would benefit.” 

The Frameri x EnChroma collection starts at $349, and the lenses, like all Frameri lenses, are interchangeable with Frameri frames. 

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