What is colour blindness?
An inherited condition where the ability to distinguish between certain colors get reduced. Mostly men are more affected than women.
Other causes include certain eye diseases and medication. This usually involves the inability to distinguish between shades of red and green and there is no treatment for such inherited color blindness.
Although there is no cure for colour-blindness but some coping strategies may help you function better in a colour-oriented world.
Most people are able to adapt to colour vision deficiencies without too much trouble. But some professions, such as graphic design and occupations that require handling various colours of electrical wiring, depend on accurate colour perception.
If you become aware early in life that you are colour-blind, you may want to choose a career that does not require accurate colour perception.
Diagnosing colour vision deficiency early also may prevent learning problems during school years, particularly because many learning materials rely heavily on colour perception.
If your child is suffering from colour deficiency, be sure to speak this matter with his or her teachers about it, so they can plan their lessons and presentations accordingly.