Many people think anyone labeled as “colorblind” only sees black and white, but this is a big misconception and not true for a majority of colorblind folks. In fact, it is extremely rare to be totally colorblind. People with color vision deficiency can see color, but not the whole spectrum of it. There are several different types of color blindness that exist due to genetic variation.
Color blindness is very common, affecting more than 350 million people worldwide, 1 in 12 males and 1 in 200 females are colorblind. Colorblind People Population! Statistics
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You might think that living with color blindness is not much of a problem. It became part of your life. But let’s admit, all of us experience unpleasant situations related to colors.
The situations where you have to guess colors, getting lost with reading maps, feeling stuck with wearing all black, and constantly being asked “what color is it?” questions from others. And still, it might seem not a big deal.
Identifying traffic lights, especially in the distance
Judging the ripeness of fruit
Reading metro maps & Graphs Matching clothes
Easily identifying products (e.g. Gatorade flavors, or Snack chip flavors)
Having to ask a stranger for help with colors.
Keeping color blindness a secret especially at work
People not believing me when I tell them I'm colorblind
Repeatedly asked, “what color is this?”
Playing most video games without colorblind mode
Electrical devices change from red to green when fully charged
Using colors as a colorblind artist or designer
Using colors as the only identifiers for things. 'Can you hand me the red one?'
Picking out makeup and applying it.
Restricted careers for people with color deficiency
For help on several fronts, you might want to:
Ask about special contact lenses or glasses. They won’t solve every problem or make you see normally but check with your doctor to see how they might work for you. Research suggests the glasses do work — but not for everyone.
Focus on lighting. If you can control the lighting in your house, cube, or office, do it. Plenty of bright, natural light is best, and try to avoid glare.
Use smartphone apps. They can name colors for you, make it easier to tell colors apart, and even show your friends and family how you see the world.
Are there currently any treatments for color-blindness?
There are no preventative treatments as it's genetic. However colored filters, spectacles, and contact lenses have been introduced that can alter someone's color perception. They might allow the wearer to see a few more colors or colors nearer to how a person with normal color vision would see them, but it doesn't really solve the issue. Color blindness affects so many aspects of our life. You can learn some tips & tricks at this online training course designed for colorblind people.
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