The human eye is an astounding organ. It measures about 1 inch across and only weighs approximately 0.25 ounces, but it provides you with millions of bits of information each second that help you navigate your daily life. Your eyes are specialized organs that take in visual information, and relay it to the brain.
Our eyes function like a camera, capturing light and sending data back to the brain.
If the human eye was a digital camera, it would have 576 megapixels.
So guess what happens when you learn colors being Colorblind to people who have normal vision!? It can leave you confused, or worse you will try to escape every color-related task or conversation.
More males than females are colorblind, but all of us are colorblind when we are born. Babies only start to develop a color vision about a week after they are born. By the time they are six months old, they can see as many colors as an adult.
ARE YOU COLORBLIND?
The term color blindness is misleading because even if you are colorblind you most often can see a lot of colors. The correct wording is actually color vision deficiency; which unfortunately never really made it into common speech.
Color blindness affects:
Over 350 million people worldwide
1 in 12 are male & 1 in 200 are female
COLORS ARE A VITAL PART OF LIFE.
🌈 They are everywhere.
As such, people think they understand them. But that isn't completely true.
There are plenty of fascinating facts about colors that would blow the minds of most people if they ever heard them, for example:
1. People who are colorblind see better at night than individuals with ordinary sight.
2. Women and men don't see colors the same way. Women can perceive more colors. They can see more shades, and more details.
3. Some people think that 'orange' fruit' was named after the color. But the opposite is true. Before the term for Orange color was "Geoluhread"
4. Even though horses have the largest eyes of any mammal on land, they can only see 2 colors.
5. There is such thing as the fear of Colors. It's called Chromophobia. It can happen to people who associated a traumatic event with a particular color.
CAN I CORRECT MY COLOR BLINDNESS?
Many people are looking for a correction for their color blindness. But unfortunately, there isn’t any real correction possible.
As any color vision deficiency is either caused by some irregularity in your eyes or your brain, you can’t just put on some glasses or lenses to give you back normal color vision. If you are colorblind you are not able to perceive the same variety of hues, and because of that, it is physically impossible that a tool can correct your color blindness.
WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?
I'm 40, diagnosed deuteranopia at age 6. I have always been corrected by my family and that was awesome to me. They made me understand that I had a color deficiency and that there was nothing I could do about it rather than learn how to deal with it, and by "learning", I mean being corrected all the time by people i trusted, to see with my brain, rather than with my eyes. There are obvious situations in life where you can only trust your eyes, and that's terrible for me, but I'd say about 80-90% of day-to-day life, all colors follow some scheme or pattern that you "learn" rationally to decode. For me, understanding what goes on with my eyes has always been a key element for me to getting away with it. I managed to understand (rather than see) colors to an extent that, although i miss most of those Ishihara cards, i can color correct film/photography -- sometimes i make weird mistakes, but I've been able to even get paid jobs as assistant colorist without people even suspecting I'm colorblind.
HOW/WHAT TO LEARN AS COLORBLIND?
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ONLINE TRAINING FOR COLORBLIND "COLORBLIND GUIDE"
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