Are you colour blind? If so, how does it affect you? Or, doesn't it bother you?

United Kingdom
September 26, 2009 4:24am CST
I have been colour blind all my life as far as I am aware! I used to take those tests whereby you would be given a small book that had lots of coloured dots on each page and you had to try and locate different numbers! I always had a problem with this and it was eventually established that I had a problem with the two colours red and green mixed together. I can tell these colours apart when they are on their own. Well, as a result of this there are certain professions that you cannot gain entry to one of them being working with electronics and things like that. I'm into IT though and it seems that I don't have a problem when it comes to dealing with all those wires! So, are you colour blind? Does this bother you? As far as I know I will have this condition for the rest of my days! Andrew
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@irishidid (8098)
• United States
26 Sep 09
I was told by an eye doctor my daughter had shade blindness meaning she couldn't tell one shade of a color from another. Of course I have to consider this was the same eye doctor who said she could cure my daughter's autism with the right glasses. Whether my daughter has this or not, I've never noticed a problem. I tend to think this "Doctor" was off her rocker.
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• United Kingdom
26 Sep 09
Well, I think colour blindness is fine and it doesn't actually affect the sight in anyway. I wouldn't be too keen on placing myself in the hands of that doctor though! I can see normally anyhow and the majority of colours seem to be fine for me. Andrew
@thea09 (18295)
• Greece
26 Sep 09
Hi Andrew, I avoided this one but have heard that it is mainly the male who is afflicted by this but I'm not sure if there is an explanation as to why this is the case. It would explain why so many of them cannot co-ordinate clothing well. However joking aside I'm not sure how you can tell generally how if affects you or not and how if it doesn't bother someone how they would even come to know they had it. It's good that it doesn't have a detrimental effect of the work you do but think I'm right in saying it would preclude you from joining the military.
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• United Kingdom
26 Sep 09
A very big hello to you thea! How are you? Well, it doesn't affect me in a serious way thankfully. I'm into computers and taking them apart and you would think that this would pose quite a serious problem but it doesn't thankfully. I suppose my next challenge is to learn how to drive, I haven't even done that yet! I'm thinking of the traffic lights green and red but I guess there's no problem there either. Well, chat to you soon thea, thanks. Andrew
@prinzcy (5103)
• Malaysia
26 Sep 09
It must be hard for you too Andrew. There's a lot of things in this world that require us to recognize colors properly. A friend of mine in high school is color blind (as far as I know, she is color blind until the last time we met) She need to wear thick glasses or she can't differentiate from red to green. It's a problem when we're in class conducting Science experiment. She can't tell apart the result's color.
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• United Kingdom
26 Sep 09
Thankfully it's not too bad! I haven't thought about it in years really but I had a brief discussion about it recently when I went for my eye test at my local opticians. I have accepted this now and there's nothing I can really do about it. I don't wear glasses at the present time and I kind of hope that I never have to. Andrew