Color Blindness
By: Aaron Hancock

What is Color Blindness?

Color blindness is the inability to distinguish the difference between certain color. Most color vision problems are inherited and are present birth. Approximately 1 out of 12 males and 1 out of 20 women are color blind. A person with color blindness has trouble seeing red, green, blue, or mixtures of these colors.  The most common type is red-green color-blindness, where red and green are seen as the same color.

Who Discovered Color-Blindness?

John Dalton (1766-1844)

Color blindness was discovered by John Dalton, when he scandalised his family by inadvertently buying his mother a set of racy underwear as a birthday present.

How Color Blindness plays a role in the natural world

Color blindness is not a form of blindness at all, but a deficiency in the way you see color. With this vision problem, you have difficulty distinguishing certain colors, such as blue and yellow or red and green.

Interesting Facts

1. 99% of all color blind people are not really color blind but color deficient.

2. Color blindness is more prevalent among males than females.

3. A father can't pass his red-green color blindness on to his son.

4. dogs are not color blind.

5. If a woman is red-green color blind then all of her sons will be color blind.

Some More Photos

Here's a color blindness test