About 10 years ago, glass scientist Don McPherson was making protective glasses for laser surgery. He found out that the surgeons were stealing the glasses from the operating room and using them as sunglasses, CNBC reports.
He tried a pair out for himself and noticed that the world looked more colorful. Then a color-blind friend tried them on at an ultimate Frisbee game.
"My friend borrowed my glasses and said, this is a quote, 'Dude I can see the cones!'" His friend was referring to the fluorescent orange marker cones that define the field.
One in 12 men and one in 200 women have some form of color vision deficiency. Berkeley, CA-based EnChroma accidentally found a fix that can help people see more color.
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