Color Blindness

Alex Coryell Ben Friedman AJ Costanza

What is Color Blindness?

Color blindness means that you have trouble seeing colors like red, green, or blue or a mix of these colors. In most cases being color blind is genetic and is present right at birth. Other times you can develop color blindness from things such as injuries or old age.

What causes Color Blindness?

How it Works;

People usually have three types of cone cells in the eye. Each type senses either red, green, or blue light. You see color when your cone cells sense different amounts of these three basic colors. Most cone cells are found in the macula, which is the central part of the retina. Inherited color blindness happens when you don't have one of these types of cone cells or they don't work right. You may not see one of these three basic colors, or you may see a different shade of that color or a different color. This type of color vision problem doesn't change over time.