Signs of Color Blindness

Signs of Color Blindness

Are You Color Blind?

Color blindness, or color vision deficiency, occur when you are unable to see or differentiate between certain colors. Although color blindness is usually genetically inherited, it can be caused by eye injuries, other eye conditions or even aging.

The most common signs of color blindness are:

  • Being unable to differentiate shades of red and green. This is the most common form of color blindness, red green color blindness.
  • Being unable to distinguish between shades of blue and yellow. This condition can affect your interpretation of reds and green.
  • Being unable to to see the brightness of certain shades of colors.

Symptoms that are common in children include:

  • Calling colors by the incorrect name
  • Saying that light green or light pink objects are white
  • Using the wrong colors when coloring a picture, such as green for skin or yellow for a sky

There are extremely rare cases where a person is unable to see any pigments of color. In this case, you see objects in different shades of gray and you may have sensitivity to light.

Taking a color vision test can help you determine whether you or your child have color blindness. For further help on dealing with color blindness, you can contact a color vision specialist.

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