Effects of being color blind?

Minor. Depending upon the degree of your deficiency, you will be able to function for most activities (for instance traffic lights are a color designed to be seen by the color deficient). Occupations with issues for you: painter, fruit grader, electronic assembly worker, gemology, appraiser, artist. Legal restrictions for police work, pilots, boat captains.
Zero. Except you can't be a police office or jet fighter pilot.

Related Questions

What is a color blind test?

Color vision test. Color vision testing evaluates subjective vision by having the patient look at images or colors and describing their perception or placing colors in an appropriate order. Commonly used tests are ishihara color plates and farnsworth testing. Read more...
Testing device. These are a group of color vision recognition and confusion plates, discs and lights to determine the degree and type of color deficiency that is present in a test subject. Some are standard in ophthalmologists office and others are in laboratories. And some are available on line for anyone to test themselves. Read more...

What makes a person color blind?

A genetic mutation. A person is born color blind because he has a mutation in the genes that are needed to see certain colors the way a normal person sees colors. Most color blind people can see many colors, but the colors appear in a "different" hue, compared with how the colors appear to a normal person. Very rarely does anyone have total color blindness and see only black, white, and gray. Read more...
Genetics. Several genes are responsible for allowing our retinas' receptors to record the different colors we see. Occasionally, someone develops a mutation that prevents some of the colors to be recorded. This makes differentiating certain shades or colors difficult. Read more...
Several causes. Most color deficient persons have an inherited change in their light receptors limiting color discrimmination. Advanced diabetics frequently have enough retina destroyed to lower their color recognition. Diseases of the optic nerve such as multiple sclerosis can impair color recognition. There are rare strokes which can also diminish color recognition. Read more...

Signs of child being color blind?

Depends upon age. Obviously inability to distinguish between red / green colors. Some have trouble with blue/yellow. It does assume the child knows his colors. I am not aware of a condition where no colors are seen. These are usually specific to certain colors. Read more...

How can I cope with being color blind?

Not to hard. 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. Read more...

What do reverse color blind people see?

Color blindness. There is no such condition as "reverse color blindness." the most common type of color "blindess" typically occurs in males. These people confuse red and green colors. In rare cases, people can be born with complete color blindness and only see colors as various shades of light and dark. In severe cases of color blindness, patients often don't see very well either. Read more...

How do you find out if you are color blind?

Internet. If you google color-blind, you will find several online tests that can determine if you are color-blind. Read more...
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...