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Can you fly a plane if you are color blind?

Can you fly a plane if you are color blind?

Mostly: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kale
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Color Blindness (Definition)

Color blindness is a condition where an individual has a decreased ability or complete inability to detect differences between various colors. For example, red-green color blindness is the inability to distinguish between ...Read more


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How do you find out if you are color blind?

How do you find out if you are color blind?

Color vision test: Any ophthalmologist can do this for you. You can also try an on-line test such as: http://colorvisiontesting.com/ishihara.htm ...Read more

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What are some careers if you are color blind?

What are some careers if you are color blind?

Almost anything: Being colorblind should not limit a person much in life - even some famous artists have been colorblind! the only restriction i can think of is that colorblind people are not allowed to get a commercial driver's license, so cannot become a professional trucker, but otherwise colorblind people can usually learn to recognize traffic light signals and drive a car without difficulty. ...Read more

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Can you get driver license if you are color blind?

Yes: This is not a question that is posed in any state for a driver's license. Colored signals are made to have colors that even the color deficient will distinguish so color deficiency is not an issue in driving. ...Read more

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Can you get your driver's license if you are color blind?

Yes: Color vision is not an issue with driver's licensing. All traffic signals are made of colors that will not be confusing to the color deficient . Driver's license testing only is concerned with line acuity (like 20/20) and field of vision (how far can you see to each side). ...Read more

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How can you determine whether you are color blind or not?

Testing: You can compare your color perception with someone known to be color normal. An ophthalmologist has available color perception test booklets to determine whether it is present, and what spectrum the deficiency lies within. This is important for certain occupations. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some careers that you can not pursue if you are color blind?

Could you tell me what are some careers that you can not pursue if you are color blind?

Depends: The most common type of "color blindness" is red-green color deficiency. Blue-yellow deficiency or true color blindness (achromatopsia) are rare. Color testing can identify which. The problem is a lack of certain types of cones or their opsins (light-sensitive compounds). Red-green deficiency can be adapted to fairly easily and is not very limiting, but the others can significantly impact vision. ...Read more

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Can you regain the ability to see color if you are color blind?

No: Unfortunately, at this point there is no cure for color blindness. The exciting news is that jay neitz, phd at the university of washington was able to introduce the missing gene for color blindness into the retina of color blind monkeys and cured the disease. The monkeys responded to colors. Time magazine listed this as among the top 10 scientific discoveries in 2009. So there is hope! ...Read more

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How do you get drivers licens if you are color blind or have a deficiency?

State specific: States have specific requirements for licensure, being color blind or having physical disabilities does not exclude you from driving. Contact your dmv, licensure division, and discuss with them what difficulties you experience. Most states offer licensure possibly with restrictions, if you pass the written/ in-car testing. You may need modifications to the car. Licensure is about safe driving. ...Read more

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If you are color blind in just one eye, how does the world look to you?

Unusual: It is very unusual to have only one eye that is color blind. This condition is one that is genetic and affects both eyes. In these individuals, the world is in shades of gray. In individuals who have lost a great deal of color perception in one eye due to disease, things would also appear more dull, dim and grey than with their other eye. ...Read more

Dr. David Chandler
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Color Blind (Definition)

Color differentiation difficulties are where a person has trouble distinguishing the difference between certain colors. One of the most common difficulties involves difficulty telling apart the ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more