article colorblind glasses can help people who are color blind improve their vision, according to research conducted at the University of Colorado.
The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, examined the effects of color blind glasses on visual acuity and eye color, as well as on visual and ocular motor skills, in people with color blindness.
The researchers were led by Dr. Matthew Hickey, who studies color vision at the CU Boulder Eye Institute.
The study involved 60 color blind people who participated in a blinded color vision test that measured visual acuities using a color blind device that measures light levels in the eye.
They were told they were color blind, but were allowed to wear color blind sunglasses.
In some tests, they wore color blind color blind eyeglasses with a different color tint to simulate the effects.
Other tests, like one involving two color blind participants wearing color blind lenses and an eye color sensor, were conducted in a different room with a standard color blind mask.
Researchers used an artificial light source to create a virtual environment where the participants were wearing color blindness glasses.
The test was conducted between May and October 2015.
The results showed that color blindness improved vision and visual acumen by 8 percent, compared to the same tests without color blindness and without the glasses.
The findings were based on six participants who wore color blindness goggles and one who wore colored glasses.
Color blindness participants in color blind goggles were able to improve their visual acuation by 8 to 10 percent in one eye, and 10 to 15 percent in the other eye, compared with the color blind group without color blinds.
The glasses, which also provided some protection from UV light, reduced eye strain and improved eye coordination, according the study.
Color blindness was not related to age, race, gender, or education level, according a press release.
The next step for color blind individuals with color vision problems is to figure out how to get their glasses to work, said Dr. Christopher J. Gelles, a professor of optometry and ophthalmology at the university.
The Colorblind Vision Foundation, which advocates for color blindness, said in a statement that the study demonstrated that color blindness can be improved through the use of color blindness-specific glasses.
“Color blindness glasses provide a range of visual benefits, including reducing eye strain, improving eye coordination and reducing discomfort,” the foundation said.
“The research shows that color vision-specific lenses can reduce the effects and complications of color vision impairments, including eye strain.”