Inherited Color Blindness

Color Blindness Can Be Inherited or Acquired

Most common types of color blindness are genetic, meaning they’re passed down from parents. If your color blindness is hereditary, your color vision will not get any better or worse over time. You can acquire a color vision deficiency later in life due to age, a disease, injury, or coming in contact with some substance that affects your eyes or brain. Frequently, the cause of color blindness determines how severe the symptoms will be and whether color blindness can be treated or not.