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Can I correct my color blindness?

No

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I assume you have inherited color deficiency. This is a permanent change in the pigments of your light receptors altering the light detection spectrum. This cannot be improved. The use of a red contact lense is suggested as an improvement, but this merely shifts the axis of the defect to another direction to allow passage of color detection plates but leavers you color blind in new direction.
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Can color blindness be cured or improved by any means?

Not usually

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congenital colorblindness is static and cannot be improved and will not worsen. patients with this defect learn to account for their difference in vision over time. acquired color blindness due to retinal or optic nerve damage can occasionally be partially reversible if the causative factor is removed. often this is not the case though.
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Can a color blind person drive?

Yep

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they have to learn to distinguish between red and green traffic lights- takes some practice
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How can I prevent color blindness?

You cannot

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Color deficiency is an inherited condition in which the colored light receptors have a spectral shift or are completely lacking in one type of color receptor. The receptor count is usually normal so acuity is not affected. This occurs more often in males. There are no known fixes.
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Dr. Tim Conrad answered:

Can having color blindness be fatal?

No

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Colorblindedness is not associated with any fatal defect.
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Dr. Fred Orlando answered:

How can someone become color blind?

Mostly genetic

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By far the most common cause of color deficiency is a lack of 1 of 3 types of cones in the retina. This is inherited on the X chromosome. Which means it's most often passed on to sons from mothers. The mother's dad usually has the condition. Less common causes are medication toxicity and conditions affecting the retina or optic nerve, like MS + retinitis pigmentosa.
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How can I cope with being color blind?

Not to hard

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Most colored things in our society will not be confused by the color blind. You should not consider an occupation requiring good color vision like a fruit grader, or law enforcement. But most other things are open and many color deficient individuals do not even know they are color blind until tested.
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Dr. Michael Rizen answered:

Can glasses make color-blindness worse?

No

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Color blindness is a genetic defect and not influenced by whether or not your wear glasses.
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Can you fly a plane if you are color blind?

Mostly

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A private pilot license does not require that you be color normal. Some commercial applications will restrict the license if you are color deficient and this usually is a ban for flying in the military.
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What can I do to help a color blind student?

Nothing

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The color blindness should notcause any significant problem.
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