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Red Green Color Blindness

For some people, roses are not red but violets are still blue. Many people suffer from a type of color blindness called “red green color blindness” and it is just like it sounds – a condition that confuses people’s visions of different shades of red and green. It is the most common form of color blindness and affects six percent of males.

Color blindness is generally inherited but can also be acquired. Different types of inherited defects are broken up into three categories: monochromacy, dichromacy and anomalous trichromacy. Monochromacy is a rare condition that prevents people from seeing any types of shades and forces them to live in world full of gray. Anomalous trichromacy, can be inherited but is more often acquired. This condition makes it difficult for people to detect slightly different shades. Dichromacy is broken into two groups: hereditary Tritanopia which is a blue-yellow defect and protanopia & deuteranopia which means red-green color blindness.

Protanopia and deuteranopia can be inherited from relatives who suffer from missing or incorrect visual pigments. It can also be acquired from aging or eye injuries or other eye problems such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts or diabetic retinopathy.

Many people live for years before discovering they suffer from red green color blindness. Unless it becomes apparent through outside observers or an optometrist, people may not notice they see different shades of red and green. However, for those who wish to pursue careers in professions such as law enforcement, rail road, military, firefighting and electrical wiring, they may be turned down due to their inability to distinguish between reds and greens.

Pseudoisochromatic plate tests are often used to test color vision. Many industries will test color vision abilities of applicants with these plates before moving them along in the hiring process. These tests will immediately and accurately identify people who suffer from red green color blindness.

Fortunately color blind treatment is available for people ready to see the world for all that its worth. Since 1999, Dr. Thomas Azman has been treating people who suffer from red green color blindness with his ColorCorrection System™. The system is able to change the wave lengths of each color going into one or both eyes using eyeglasses or soft contact lenses. Dr. Azman has an astonishing 100 percent success rate with helping color blind people pass many types of pseudoisochromatic plate tests.

The ColorCorrection System™ has defeated the notion that no color blind treatment exists and has helped people open their eyes to a new world full different shades of reds and greens.