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How Can I Help My Child With Color Blindness?

My child is colorblind what should I do?

This is the first question that most parents have when they find out that their child is colorblind.

Probably, like most parents with a colorblind child, you spent a lot of hours online looking for answers. This process can take weeks and sometimes months since we have different answers and opinions online about what you should and shouldn’t do.

Some people suggest that; "Color blindness is not a big deal and just let the kids learn their way", while others have the opposite idea and suggest informing your child's school and teachers, helping a child with color-related projects, and taking it seriously.

Before we get into the details, we would like to say a few words about color vision deficiencies.

The terminology of the word "colorblind" can be misleading. Most colorblind people can see many colors but not as broad as others. Red-green color deficiency is the most common type. In each school class, there is an average of one colorblind child.

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• What Is Color Deficiency?

• Symptoms of Color Vision Deficiencies

• Causes of Color Blindness

• Types of Colorblind Tests

• Different Types of Color Blindness

• Colors Your Child Cannot See

• How to Explain Color blindness in a Good Light to Your Child (Not Disability)

• Everything about Colorblind Glasses

• Tricks to Help Your Child Use Colors in School for Drawing, and Painting

• How to Help Your Child Memorize the Color of Things Around

• How to Use Color Filters on the Phone and Computer

• Where to Find Books Related to Color Deficiency for Your Child

• How to Answer Their Color-related Questions

• How to Teach Colors in the Way That a Colorblind Person Should Learn

• Why Some Colorblind Children Are Fussy Eaters and How to Cope with That

• Useful Applications Designed for People with Color Vision Deficiencies

• Common Problems Related in Sports for Colorblind People

• What Is His/her Favorite Color?

• Color-coding in School

• How to Design Your Child’s Bedroom

• How to Teach Primary and Secondary Colors to Make Sure Your Child Can Learn the Basics

• Latest Treatments & cures for color blindness

• Color Matching to Use colors

• Learning Basics about matching Outfit

• Career Restriction

• Color Blindness Effect on Confidence, and Relationship

• How to Inform Teachers and School about Your Child’s Condition

• Useful Information to Share with Teachers

In the past, there wasn’t much information about color blindness that most of the people with color deficiency either lived without knowing it or simply ignored this fact and had to find ways to cope with color-related challenges. To this day, many people don’t know they are color deficient (20%-30% of colorblind people), and many find out upon choosing a career path.

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Color is a powerful form of communication and plays a vital role in your daily life. It’s used for commercial, medical, cultural, and educational purposes just to name a few.

Many colorblind people avoid mentioning their condition, fearing they might be judged or miss out on opportunities. Research shows that there is more to color blindness than just a color deficiency; it can significantly impact the quality of your child's life without you noticing.

Students who are colorblind may:

● Have trouble with certain assignments or projects that require them to use color

● Can feel self-conscious or frustrated about their color blindness

● Be at risk for teasing or bullying because of color blindness

● Joining art classes, sports, and other extracurricular activities can be challenging

Color Blindness Can Affect:

• Opportunities:

Color blindness creates a barrier to entry for a range of occupations (art & design, business, science), and besides those occupations, problems are experienced with colors within many jobs that do not so obviously rely on color.

• Confidence:

Color is a part of our everyday life, and when it comes to making color-related decisions for people with color vision deficiencies, it can be a very frustrating experience that can affect their confidence. Choosing an outfit, cooking a meal, grocery shopping, reading maps, and color-related tasks at work - are just a few examples of daily challenges a colorblind person can experience.

Is There A Solution?

There is no cure for color blindness. Tools like colorblind glasses and lenses are popular among people these days, but there are a few complaints.

It's important to understand that people with color vision deficiencies never learned about colors and color-matching techniques. Many don’t know how to use colors in everyday life, at work, or for projects, so as a result using colorblind glasses doesn't solve problems related to appearance, confidence, relationships, and other long-term effects.


The proper role of the parent is to provide encouragement, support, and access to information that enables the child to master key developmental tasks. As a parent, it is your job to help your colorblind child develop the best strategies to cope with color-related situations and tasks.

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If your child is colorblind, you need to learn more about his/her condition. If you don't take action now, in the future your child can face some challenges in communication, career opportunities, and self-confidence.

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Amir Kosari is a colorblind architect and designer.

He is the creator of the world's first online training program for colorblind people. Thousands of colorblind people (children, adults, and designers) who previously struggled with colors were helped by these FREE training programs.  Read more

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