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Photos That Show How People With Color Blindness See The World

Updated October 28, 2019 201.6k views9 items

Ever wonder what it's like to be color blind? It's more common than you might think. About one in 12 men and one in 200 women in the world have some type of color-vision deficiency. But that doesn't mean they can't see color at all - the majority of people with color blindness can still differentiate between shades. But how people with color blindness see the world is quite different from most of the population.

These photos of different types of color blindness give you a glimpse of what the world looks like to a percentage of humanity. Deuteranomalia occurs when greens are just a bit faded, tritanopia tints everything greenish-pink, and protanopia makes all colors look a bit greener. Many people with color blindness have a hard time distinguishing between similar colors, and some don't even know they have color-deficient vision. But if you're among that number, don't worry - plenty of celebrities are color blind, too.

  • Normal Vision

    • Can see full spectrum of colors
    • Majority of the population has it
  • Red-Blind/Protanopia

    Red-Blind/Protanopia
    Photo: Flickr / Coblis
    • Sensitivity to red light
    • Difficulty differentiating between blue and green and red and green
    • Congenital condition
    • Affects less than 3% of the population
  • Red-Weak/Protanomaly

    Red-Weak/Protanomaly
    Photo: Flickr / Coblis
    • Red appears faded
    • Red, orange, yellow, and green look greenish and pale
    • Purple appears blue
    • Affects about 1% of the population
  • Blue-Blind/Tritanopia

    Blue-Blind/Tritanopia
    Photo: Flickr / Coblis
    • Confuses blue with green and yellow with violet
    • Can be inherited or acquired later in life
    • Possibly brought on by alcoholism
    • Affects less than 1% of the population