Why you should care about color-blindness. Color-blindness affects a large portion of the population. As many as 8% of males and 0.5% of females have some form of color-blindness, the most common being difficulty in perceiving the difference between the colors red and green. This means that potentially one out of 12 males and one out of 200.
Color blindness, also known as color vision deficiency, is the decreased ability to see color or differences in color. Simple tasks such as selecting ripe fruit, choosing clothing, and reading traffic lights can be more challenging. Color blindness may also make some educational activities more difficult. However, problems are generally minor, and most people find that they can adapt.
This paper will examine symptoms, causes and the affects of color blindness in daily life and what compensations can be made so that life in the color lane is smooth. There is no treatment, but most people adjust and the condition doesn’t limit their activities.
Color blindness is a name given to the condition where individuals have problems discriminating different colors. True color blindness is quite rare and is actually called achromatopsia. What is generally referred to when someone says they are color blind is that they have a color vision defect.
In fact, says Edmond, “color deficiency” is a more accurate way to describe the condition. Color blindness can range from mild (some people only have trouble distinguishing colors in dim light, for example) to more severe, but the degree of severity doesn’t change and usually doesn’t affect the sharpness of vision.
Color blindness, or color vision deficiency, in humans is the inability to perceive differences between some or all colors that other people can distinguish. It is most often of genetic nature.
Color blindness is a term that is commonly used to refer to color vision deficiency, a condition where the ability to see colors clearly, is reduced. Actual color blindness, however, is a rare.
There are three main kinds of color vision defects. Red-green color vision defects are the most common. This type occurs in men more than in women. The other major types are blue-yellow color vision defects and a complete absence of color vision. Most of the time, color blindness is genetic.