Are You Color Blind?

How do you know if you are color blind?

How do you know if you are color blind?

In this article we take a look at the symptoms and how to overcome or at least cope with them.

This is not a common problem but still a problem that affect a considerable part of citizens, not only in the USA but in other parts of the world as well.

There are many causes for color blindness. Some people may suffer from congenital conditions, others develop them as they age, and there are other things that can cause the condition.

The most common cause is poor eye sight. Because the cones are supposed to do the focusing on objects the more information a cone has the more it will be able to tell the colors a person needs to focus on. If the cones have no more information available than what is required, the cones will not be able to focus. This means that the cone would only register a single color and not many colors, which is why most people have only a single color for a specific object.

This problem can be difficult to correct because the colorblind may have difficulty getting rid of the colored objects around them. Also, they may be oblivious to their surroundings. They may see certain objects differently than others, or may be able to tell which object belongs to which person even though the objects may be very similar. So how can you know if you are color blind?

You can take a test to determine if you are color blind, but it may not work for every person. The test requires you to place your finger into a box with a few colors on it and allow the testers to identify which colors are displayed.

You can try several different things to help improve your vision, but how do you really know if you are color blind?
This is important because some people aren’t really aware that they have a problem with colors but only try to distinguish the colors around them. If you can see one color more clearly than any another colors, chances are that you might be actually suffering from a form of color blindness.

The most important thing you can do is change the way you see things. Instead of seeing every color as a separate object you should try to see the color of each object as it would be compared to something else. Sometimes it is difficult to get used to doing this, but you can always try to focus on a specific object or subject and try to see it from that point of view.

This way you won’t be able to see a whole bunch of colors together, but instead will focus on just a few colors. If you need help with your vision you can contact a qualified ophthalmologist or optometrist for help.

You can also learn how to recognize colors better than what you have learned in your personal experience by documenting yourself in this matter. This apply for people that are convinced of a specific object being for instance of green color when everyone else consider that blue. This particular case doesn’t necessary make you a color blind person, sometime we just need a better guidance or education.

There is also people who are not color blind, but are only trying to make a fashion statement, so they tend to see colors in the same way as someone who is color blind. This apply for people in need of attention, a common issue in early stages of development.


Color blindness can be helped with colored objects. If you live with someone who have a color blind condition it might be helpful to have a choice of objects with different colors placed in around the house, by asking how would he or she sees that particular object it may help you to see them from the point of view of someone who is color blind. Whilst if you are in doubt on how you see the colors around you, then perhaps is best to test yourself and learn how to improve your vision to help you recognize colors more easily.

15 thoughts on “Are You Color Blind?

  1. Ayda Valdez says:

    Color Blind is the person who has an altered perception of colors compared to those who have a healthy and efficient vision.

  2. Sia Hernandez says:

    However, there are two main forms of this condition: Achromatopsia: the person does not perceive the colors red, green and blue and therefore has a vision in black and white; Discromatopsia: the subject is insensitive to one or some colors. Specifically, we speak of protanopia (total insensitivity to red) and protanomaly (little sensitivity to red), deuteranopia (total insensitivity to green) and deuteranomaly (little sensitivity to green) and finally tritanopia (total insensitivity to blue, yellow and violet) and tritanomalia (little sensitivity to the above colors).

  3. Graeme Huber says:

    In most cases, color blindness is genetic and is due to a hereditary alteration of the photoreceptors. However, color perceptual deficits can arise over the course of life due to cataracts, alcohol abuse, head injuries, damage to the retina or optic nerve.

  4. Tayah Drake says:

    There is currently no cure for genetic color blindness. Instead, in case of color blindness following trauma or other problems, the ophthalmologist will evaluate the situation to understand if it is possible to return to a correct perception of colors.

  5. Edmund Brett says:

    There are different types of diagnostic tests: the most well-known are the Ishihara tables and the Farnsworth test. Sometimes software is also used, the results of which are not always reliable as it is easily conditioned by the type of monitor and the screen resolution.

  6. Sidrah Hawkins says:

    In activities where color is necessary (artistic works, operation on machinery and control panels etc) there may be contraindications towards the color blind. Each situation must be assessed on its own: only with a thorough examination can the ophthalmologist be able to express a judgment of total or partial suitability.

  7. Laiba Blackburn says:

    The perception and distinction of colors is due to the functioning of some particularly sensitive cells located in the retina, the cones and the rods.

  8. Owais Mcdaniel says:

    Color blindness glasses, which apparently are like normal sunglasses, were designed by a group of scholars from the University of Berkeley in the USA. A random discovery thanks to which lenses that had to be made to improve the vision of surgeons in the operating room have become a new window on the world for color blind people.

  9. Kyal Merritt says:

    Color blind glasses are not a solution to the problem. In fact, it is always good to deepen the state of well-being of your eyesight with specific examination techniques.

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