Nearly all people who are “color-blind” can see colors but have difficulty distinguishing between certain colors.
Most people cannot distinguish between red and green colors while some cannot separate blue from yellow and a very small group has a condition called monochromatism which only allows them to see black and white.
Color blindness of various kinds affects roughly 8% of men and less than 1% of women.
WHAT CAUSES COLOR BLINDNESS?
Color blindness is a genetic condition caused by the difference in one or more light-sensitive cells found in the eye’s retina, which respond to certain colors.
These cells are called cones which sends wavelength of light and enable the retina to distinguish between colors.
This difference in sensitivity of one or more cones can make a person color blind.
People with macular degeneration gradually lose their color perception. This is because the photoreceptor cone cells, which are most dense in the macular are responsible for color vision.
SYMPTOMS OF COLOUR BLINDNESS
These symptoms of color blindness are often observed by parents when children are young.
In other cases, symptoms are slightly detectable, they may not even be noticed.
Common symptoms of color blindness include:
- Difficulty distinguishing between colors
- Inability to see shades or tones of the same color
TREATMENT FOR COLOURED BLINDNESS
At VONNIE VISION EYE CARE CONSULTANTS
We specialize in the Diagnosis and treatment variety of color vision defects, including protanopia, deuteranopia, tritanopia, monochromatism.
Using the advanced technology of our partner company COLORLITE LTD.
We are able to successful correct color blindness using color vision glasses.