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How things look to someone who is colorblind?

How things look to someone who is colorblind?

Not known: The only comparison is that color deficient people fail to discrimminate between various colors but no one really knows what their actual perception is. They will try to describe the world in terms of what the color normal see to stay within the majority so they will call the color of a tomato red, even if their color defect does not allow that. ...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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What do colors look like to someone who is colorblind?

What do colors look like to someone who is colorblind?

Faded: The color deficiency confuse certain colors that will look the same but sometimes quite different to the color normal. They describe what they see as somewhat faded and desaturated in color. Color deficient persons will make odd wardrobe choices and generally have personal clothes that to the color normal appear uniformly bland. ...Read more

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Can someone who is colorblind watch a 3d movie?

Can someone who is colorblind watch a 3d movie?

Not a problem: Most color blind individuals have normal acuity and normal stereoscopic vision. They might miss some of the color spectrum differences but they will see the depth. you might be thinking of the type of 3-D (not used any more in movies) in which a red/green or a red/blue eye glass is used to see the depth. This will still work for a color deficient viewer. ...Read more

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Could someone be colorblind to just red and orange?

Protanomaly: One in a hundred males have protanomaly which is a deficiency in red vision. Red, orange and yellow would seemed shifted in hue toward green. Those colors may appear pale, and violet would look more like blue. This refers to the retinal type of color deficiency. People with optic nerve problems, such as optic neuritis and optic nerve atrophy may have especially reduced red color vision. ...Read more

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Could someone be colorblind in only one eye?

Could someone  be colorblind in only one eye?

Yes: Acquired color blindness or change in color perception in one eye could be related to a retinal or optic nerve issue. A new change like this deserves further evaluation. ...Read more

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How do people get colorblind?

How do people get colorblind?

Congenital/acquired: Congenital colorblindness results from retina cell types being defective since birth and unable to see certain color. Acquired color blindness occurs from optic nerve disease, retina disease, even, . ...Read more

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Why are some people born colorblind?

Why are some people born colorblind?

Inheritance: If the gene for color deficiency is present in the parents of a child, then the child has a likelihood of being born with some deficiency in color perception. ...Read more

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Why are some people born colorblind?

Why are some people born colorblind?

Inherited: The most common forms of color deficiency are inherited with a defect on the X chromosome. ...Read more

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How do I find out if I am colorblind?

Color: Your local eye doctor can do a simple color blindness test to see if you are color blind. ...Read more

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What colors do colorblind people see?

All colors: Colorblind people are deficient in their sight of certain colors which appear like other colors. But they do see a range of colors, many the same as color normal but others a little different. ...Read more