Learn more about colour deficiency and what you can do to help below:
What you need to know:
Colour blindness affects approximately 1 in 12 men (8%) and 1 in 200 women in the world. In the UK there are approximately 3 million colour blind people.
Some people with colour blindness can only see 2-3 different hues of colour or maybe even none, compared to someone with normal colour vision who can distinguish 7 hues of colour.
As a result of this colour blindness can make reds, greens, yellows and browns appear similar to one another.
How it can affect someone's life:
Driving - More specifically identifying signal lights and colour coded signs that are designed to stand out such as danger and warning signs.
Colour coded charts - People suffering from colour blindness can have great difficulty reading colour coded charts and other similar types of activities.
Jobs - Certain job restrictions apply for someone with a colour vision deficiency.
Education - More specifically school education and all of the colours that are needed to complete classroom activities.
Living a life full of colour - Something most of us take for granted but it is estimated that someone who is colour blind may only see as few as 10,000 shades of colour compared to someone with normal colour vision who can see up to 1,000,000 distinct shades of colour.
What you can do to help:
Gift someone a gift of colour. Pilestone work alongside the leading industry experts and together we have individually crafted 5 lenses for a variety of types and severity of colour blindness - ensuring maximum colour impact.
Pilestone glasses can give someone a life changing experience as our new advanced light-filtering technology will selectively filter out certain wavelengths of light enabling someone with colour blindness a world full of colour.