Facebook Pixel

Color Blindness

The Latest in Color Blindness

ASK Your Health Question

It's FREE and you'll get a response within 24 hours

ASK

POST Info, Tips & Stories

Inspire others to learn from your experiences. Tell your story!

POST

Color Blindness Definition

Definition

Color blindness usually affects a person’s ability to distinguish between shades of red and green or between shades of blue and yellow. Complete color blindness, which is very rare, causes a person to see most objects in shades of gray.

Color blindness occurs when light-sensing chemicals in the eye do not work properly.

If you suspect you have this condition, contact your doctor. Although most color blindness cannot be cured or treated, you can learn simple ways to manage your difficulty seeing color differences. Some cases of color blindness may indicate another illness that will require treatment.

View Color Blindness Definition & Overview
Get Email Updates

Related Topics

Color Blindness Guide

HERWriter Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.

ASK

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!