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Causes of Color Blindness

What causes color blindness?

If you are color blind, you may have asked yourself the question…”What caused me to become colorblind?”

Color blindness, also known as a color vision problem, is the inability to see red, green, blue, or any mix of these colors. The majority of people who are colorblind inherited this condition from their parents, and is present at birth.

The human eye has three types of cone cells, with each one sensing red, green, or blue light. These cones are found in the macula, which is connected to the main part of the retina.

For those who inherit color blindness, typically, either one of these cone cells are not working properly, or simply ceases to exist. A person will either not see one of the three basic colors (red, blue, or green), or, may see a different shade of that specific color.

However, color blindness is not always inherited. Other causes of color blindness can also be caused from a variety of vision problems, including:

  • Macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, or cataracts
  • Injury to the eye
  • Aging

There are a variety of tests one can take to determine if they are color blind. There are several online color blind tests available; however, these are limited in telling you the extent of your color blindness. The best way to determine if you are color blind would be to consult with your eye care specialists.

Treatment for Colorblindness

Dr. Thomas Azman, a world renowned color vision specialist, has created the ColorCorrection System. This advanced combination of unique tests and filters for color correction can determine the proper filters for enhanced color vision.

The Color Correction System™ has been helping individuals pass the Ishihara Color Plate Test with a 100% success rate since 1999

This treatment has helped people enhance their lives and careers. From electricians, law enforcement officers, firefighters, military personnel, graphic artists, boat captains, and railroad engineers, Dr. Azman’s color vision treatment has been enhancing lives across the globe! Read testimonials from real patients regarding their experience with our color blindness treatment.

If you are in need of treatment for your color blindness, contact colormax.org today by calling (443)470-9844, or filling out our contact form.