COLOR BLINDNESS

By: Vicki Allison

Society

In some societies, color blindness is considered a disability. In those societies, some colorblind people are not aloud to drive and do other normal life jobs. Some people are declined jobs because of this condition.

Conditions

Sme conditions of color blindness includes the following:

Trouble seeing colors and the brightness of colors in their usual way; An inability to tell between different shades of the same or different colors; Sometimes in rare cases rapid eye movement can occur; Rare cases you can only see black and white; May only be able to see a few shades of color.

Daily Life

Having color blindness can effect you in minor and major ways in everyday life. For example a colorblind person can have trouble telling if food is raw or cooked. Often bananas look ripe when are not. As I said before some people are not aloud to drive, and they can't because they have trouble distinguishing the colors of the different light colors. Also they sometimes can't detect when them selfs or others when they begin to sunburn.

Hazards

With a lot of conditions, many life spans will be and have been shortened due to their condition. However color blindness isn't one of these conditions. People with color blindness will live as long as everybody else. Although, it can be a safety issue. Just as identifying the stop light signs, and having raw food.

Science

Color blindness is caused by a recombination of genes. During this chromosomes are affected. Five chromosomes are effected by the X chromosome. Two are effected by the 7th chromosome. The X chromosome serves e purpose as a sex chromosome. Two X's are present in a female and one in the male.

Cures

Currently a cure for color blindness does not exist. Although some people can buy special contacts to enhance color perception. Many people believe that there will be a cure in the future.