Best Glasses for Color Blindness

What is Color Blindness?

Color blindness or color vision deficiency is an acquired or inherited vision condition that interferes with the ability to see color, or differences in color, normally.

Human eye has three different pigments—sensitive to blue, red, and green light. Color blindness results from one of these pigments being absent or altered.

Colorblindness has a congenital genetic basis, and is typically passed on from parents to children, versus the less common incidence of being acquired (through aging, injury, trauma, disease, accidents, drugs or medications, or use of chemicals).

A rock in the Mediterranean Sea at sunset and a pebble beach: as being viewed and 'metabolized' by a person with color-blind-ness.
A rock in the Mediterranean Sea at sunset and a pebble beach: as being viewed and ‘metabolized’ by a person with color blindness.


The most common color deficiency involves green and red, while a less common form affects ability to distinguish blue and yellow. Severity of color blindness varies dependent on the condition of the individual. Some people are affected specifically by lighting-levels, while others have difficulty distinguishing color in all levels of lighting, regardless of the level of illumination.

What are Color Blind Glasses?

Color blindness can not be treated by a doctor, however , specialized glasses have been invented that help with color distinction.

Color blind glasses are designed with a tint that alleviates color deficiency symptoms, allowing the user to distinguish color hues and subtle color differences. The glasses filter out specific wavelengths to create a clearer separation of different colors, so that they can be perceived more easily. This wavelength filtration allows for increased perception and discrimination of colors.

Our Color Blind Glasses Top Picks

EnChroma 
Color Blind Glasses – Ellis – Cx3 Sun Outdoor for Deutan and Protan Color Blindness

EnChroma 
Color Blind Glasses – Modoc – Cx3 Sun Outdoor for Deutan and Protan Color Blindness


Pilestone 
Red-Green Color Blind Glasses TP-025 Titanium Coated Purple Lenses Both Outdoor and Indoor Use

Pilestone 
Clip-ons – TP-029 Lens B Color Blind Glasses Clip-on for Red-Green Blindness

Color Blind Glasses Cost

Color blind glasses are typically priced between $200 to $400 USD. The price depends on many factors, including the technology used and the quality of the lens crafting process. Be mindful that many cheap/knock-off brands exist, and with the advanced wavelength filtering technology—you get what you pay for.

Pros and Cons of Color Blind Glasses

While color blind glasses technology brings joy to many people who are finally able to distinguish certain colors, they do not work for everyone, or all of the time. Our recommendation is to take advantage of return policies, and if the glasses do not work, utilize the return policy/s of Amazon, Enchroma or Pilestone brands, all of which are focused on customer satisfaction.


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