Have you ever wanted to look at life through rose-colored glasses? The American Optical Corp. of Southbridge, Mass., has invented a way to look at video screens through rose-colored "video terminal glasses."
The glasses come in three tints--pink, gray and blue--to reduce glare and brighten the characters on a video screen, says Neal David, American Optical's senior marketing manager.
Different tints are necessary for the three most common types of video screens: green characters on a black background, black characters on a white background, and multicolored displays.
"For the green-on-black screen we use the pink glasses," says David, "because it's just the opposite in the color scheme, and (pink) just tends to bring out the characters and sharpen the edges." Gray tints are for black-and-white screens, and blue tints are for amber screens with multicolored displays.