This Is What It Looks Like To Be Colorblind

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This Is What It Looks Like To Be Colorblind

Around 0.5% of women and 8% of men in the world have color blindness. As a basic means of categorization, this means that they see colors in a totally different way than the larger populace.

Most color vision problems are inherited (genetic) and are present at birth. People usually have three types of cone cells in the eye. Each type senses either green, blue or red light. You see color when your cone cells sense different amounts of these three basic colors.

But just because someone has a form of colorblindness, doesn't mean they see the same colors as every other person with color blindness.

According to, this is what daily life looks like for different forms of color blindness.

Here's a quick rundown of the common categories of color blindness:

Deuteranomalia is the most common form of color blindness. Around 4.63% of men suffer from it and in many cases don’t even realize. It’s clear from the photo that the colors have lost some of their brightness, especially with regard to green and red.

Protanopia is a less-widespread form of color blindness — only around 1% of men experience it. All shades of green and red appear somewhat faded, whilst blue and yellow shades remain virtually unchanged.

Tritanopia is a very rare form of color blindness affecting men and women to an equally small degree. Those who experience it see the world in greenish pink tones.*

Via Brightside

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