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Color blind residents can see colors for the first time using new technology

The colorblind Michigan saw the world through a new lens on Saturday afternoon.

Standing on the hills of William G. Milliken State Park, overlooking the Detroit River, Eric Holland saw red leaves and purple flowers for the first time.

Usually to him everything looks like a green blob, he said. Overlapping colors makes it difficult to distinguish between them.

The world just got a little brighter with his new EnChroma glasses.

EnChroma creates lenses that use special optical filters to help colorblind people perceive a wider range of colors and see more “clear, vivid, clear”. According to the company, 1 in 12 males and 1 in 200 female girlfriends are color blind, totaling about 425,000 Michigan residents.