I Never Thought I Was Colorblind. Then After I Took This Test It Said I Was! Now It’s Your Turn!

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It’s fun taking this online test for color blindness. Don’t worry if you have trouble seeing the imbedded numbers in the following video, because it may have to do with the lighting on your computer. In any case, inability to make out differences in color is not actually a form of blindness, even though it is called color blindness.

Rather, it is a deficiency in discriminating between certain colors; red and green, and blue and yellow. There is a genetic component to color blindness, but it can also result from certain drugs, toxins and eye diseases. (reference, arlingtoneyes.com)

Color blindness is easy to detect with these imbedded numbers in colored dots, or with shapes for young children.  It is not inconsequential to know if you are colorblind. For children, in particular, it can inhibit learning if certain lessons aren’t tailored for the deficiency. For adults, who have made certain career choices where not being able to differentiate color impacts their job duties, not knowing you have color blindness might be dangerous.

The following video offers what is called the Ishihara color test. Go ahead and try it out. If you have trouble discerning the embedded numbers, it might be worthwhile seeing an ophthalmologist, but again no reason to worry. Let us know how you do.

Did the test say you are colorblind? Let us know!

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Can You Actually See All The Colors? Find Out.

Exactly how well do you think you can actually see all of the colors under the sun? There’s only one way to find out and that is by having your vision tested. Even though a professional eye doctor is the most qualified person who can check your eyesight, you can always put your vision to the test at home. This quiz is a quick and easy way to determine how strong your color vision is so try it out and see how well you can see!

People are all over the map when it comes to visual abilities and many are affected by color blindness. In fact, around one in twelve men and one in 200 women display some degree of color blindness according to colourblindawareness.org.

Color blindness is not what it sounds like, rather than being complete and total blindness it’s actually a perceptive deficiency in ones color vision. The level of deficiency ranges from a complete inability to see colors, to problems seeing specific colors, to an overall decreased ability in differentiating between certain colors.

Most cases of colorblindness are genetic and so the majority of people are born with it. A smaller number of individuals acquire it later in life and potential causes typically include trauma or accidents that result in brain or retinal damage.

In addition, exposure to ultraviolet light, which can easily damage the retina, is also a common cause. When someone acquires color vision deficiency later in life and it isn’t attributed to trauma or UV light, then it could stem from a disease, drugs, chemical exposure, or age related macular degeneration.

As it turns out, you may have developed some form of color blindness and don’t even know it! This simple quiz will get you started and help you figure that out right here and now.

For each question all that you have to do is pick the one color that appears to be different from all of the rest. If you find this easy then you likely have no color vision issues, but if it’s difficult you should consider getting your eyes checked further by a professional eye doctor. Press “Let’s Play” and good luck!

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