ENCHROMA, inventors of eyewear for color blindness, and SeeCoast Manufacturing Company announces three more organizations will offer specially adapted scenic viewers for those with color blindness. The SeeCoast viewers, powered by EnChroma’s patented lens technology for color blindness, will enable people with red-green color blindness to experience the colorful beauty of birds and wildlife at the world-renowned J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, Fla.; or to appreciate the stunning view of Mount Hood from the City of Sandy, Ore.; and marvel at the explosion of colors in the leaves and vegetation at Amicalola Falls State Park in northeast Georgia.
Normal color vision/color blind view of sunset with birds (Cindy Ann Jones, Ding Darling Wildlife Society; Image conversion courtesy of EnChroma)
“The ability to see the colors of nature at some of the most beautiful locations on earth can be an evocative and exhilarating experience for those who are color vision deficient,” says Tony Dykes, co-founder and CEO of EnChroma. “Along with SeeCoast, we are excited that these organizations have chosen to make the colorful attractions that draw millions of people to them accessible to the 350 million people in the world with color vision deficiency.”
Geraldine L. Cain, owner and president of SeeCoast Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer of American-made coin and non-coin operated telescopes and binoculars, remarks: “We applaud these organizations for being the first outside the state of Tennessee to accommodate color blind guests with these special viewers. Interest in affording color blind visitors the opportunity to see the natural world in truer color has been strong, and we expect more cities, state and federal parks to follow suit soon.”
The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development was the first to introduce viewers to enable color blind visitors to see the changing colors in fall foliage at 12 parks and scenic overlooks.