Color Blindness

Seeing the World Differently by Chloe Holbrook

How does it happen?

Color blindness is genetic and is mot common in men. One out of every ten men experience it to a point. People with normal rods and cones in their eyes can distinguish color and can see normally. People who have abnormal rods and cones that are missing pigments cannot distinguish colors, causing the colors to appear different.


A test is used to determine whether the patient can recognize colors. They look at a set of colored dots (like those above) and try to find a pattern, letter, number, or shape within them. The pattern is always a contrasting color from the surrounding dots.


After conducting research on color blindness, I learned that there are more than one type of color blindness and it actually common.