Color Blindness Information
Being armed with thorough color blindness information
is an excellent way to get a grasp on the implications of your condition, if you're one of the 8% of men who has a color vision deficiency.
The first thing you should know is that color blindness should in no way affect the way you live your life. It's perfectly possible to do anything that you would normally be able to do if you could clearly see the whole color spectrum. There are even painters who are color blind, and they actually create some very interesting works because of the shifted way in which they view the world around them.
The reason the first paragraph said men specifically is that males have a vastly increased chance of getting Color Blindness, as opposed to women. The gene that responds to color in the visual spectrum resides in the X chromosome, which is dominant in males. Current estimates are that anywhere between 8 and 10% of men are now at least partially colorblind.
In fact, one of the most important bits of color blindness information is that it is not actually related to blindness at all. The name is incredibly misleading because it causes a lot of people to think that people who are colorblind simply can't see any colors at all.
This is absolutely not true, as many people with “color blindness” can see nearly as many colors as normal people. The actual term for the condition is color vision deficiency, and it's caused when there's a natural deficiency in any of the three main Retina cones that are responsible for making sense of colored light that enters through the eye.
There are varying Types of Color Blindness , but none of them render the person completely without color. If someone can only see black and white, it's known as monochromacy, which, needless to say, is incredibly rare.
Color Blindness is more like looking at an old photograph, to put a very simple perspective on it. The colors may be washed out and faded, there may be less contrast between shadows, but the colors are definitely still there.
In reality, and unlike an old photograph, a person may be looking at a photo in which only one specific color or hue was washed out with time, while all of the other hues remained at their original brightness. In less extreme cases, that hue may be something rare in itself, like a certain shade of topaz. In other people, every blue image may be faded or blended with a different color.
Another important piece of color blindness information is that people who are colorblind don't see different colors either. It's not like living in some crazy Da Vinci painting all the time. They will see the same colors as you, just less of them.
In the end, there's nothing different about living with Vision Color Blindness than there is about living without it. Many people who are colorblind don't even realize it until they get tested.
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