How Do Colour Blind People See the World?

Did you realise that there is a considerable number of people who are colour blind? In fact, around one in 12 men and one in 200 women are colour blind. Have you ever wondered how do they see the world? You probably think that they see only black and white (light and dark), but that’s actually an extremely rare form of colour blindness known as achromatopsia or monochromacy. There are also another rare form of colour blindness that affect an individual’s ability to see blue colours.

According to Color Blind Awareness, the most common form of colour blindness is red/green, meaning that they have difficulty in differentiating red and green colours. There are multiple forms for red/green blindness; protanopia, deuteranopia, protanomaly, and deuteranomaly.

So how are these forms different? Clinic Compare has created a collection of GIFs to give you an insight into how they see things in their daily lives – and the following demonstration took place in a colour-filled flower market.

Achromatopsia (Monochromacy)

Blue Cone Monochromacy

Tritanopia (Blue-Blind)

Deuteranomaly (Green-Weak)

Protanomaly (Red-Weak)

Protanopia (Red-Blind)

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