Vision Color Blindness Information
Vision color blindness is a condition that's very misunderstood by most people.
The general idea is that someone who is colorblind is not able to see any colors at all – that they see the world in just black and white or maybe gray shades. The reality is that people with vision color blindness actually do see color, and there are different levels of color blindness that determine how much color they actually see.
People who are colorblind have the inability to process certain colors as efficiently as others. As a result, many colors that they see tend to be washed out or more faded than other colors, and may end up blending in with some of the colors that they can see.
This has no real detrimental effect on any daily activities, such as working, driving, or cooking dinner. If you're an interior designer, you might have some difficulty performing your job, but if you work in most industries you won't be handicapped in any way whatsoever.
Cells in The Retina called cones process the colors that we perceive in the world. There are three different types of cones, and each one of these has the responsibility of processing a different color. If you have less of a particular variety of cone, your ability to perceive that color will be diminished.
As mentioned before, there are different levels of vision color blindness. The normal human eye can perceive somewhere upward of 100 different hews in the world. A hue is a particular shade of color. For example, red is a color, but you have candy red, fire truck red, mauve, burgundy, pink, even purple, since it has a bit of red in it.
If the cones that process the color red are in smaller supply than normal, everything that's red will likely blend together with its surrounding colors. If you look at something purple, you may actually see it as blue since purple is a combination of red and blue, and you'll be basically filtering out the red portion. The more extreme cases of vision color blindness can only see around 20 different hues, while the different levels will vary between 20 and 100, depending on the seriousness of the condition.
It's important to note that there's nothing you can do to Protect Your Eyesight from going colorblind. In nearly every case it's a genetic disorder that's present since birth, which is also one of the reasons it has such a limited effect on anything else. Imagine suddenly being unable to see things that are red.
It would make you a little worried, since you had spent your whole life previously perceiving red things with no problems. Now imagine you have never seen the color red in your life, since you were a baby. You would live your life not really knowing what red looked like, but not caring either since it would have simply become a daily part of your life. That's why Color Blindness isn't very serious or detrimental to lifestyle.
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