Colour Blindness Month. | Living with Colour Vision Deficiency

Colour blind people face many difficulties in everyday life which normally sighted people are just not aware of. Problems can arise in even the most simple of activities including choosing and preparing food, gardening, sport, driving a car and selecting clothing. Colour blind people can also find themselves in trouble because they haven’t been

Colour Blindness Month. | Acquired Colour Vision Defects (not inherited)

Chronic illnesses which can lead to colour blindness include Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes mellitus, glaucoma, leukaemia, liver disease, chronic alcoholism, macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, sickle cell anaemia and retinitis pigmentosa. Accidents or strokes that damage the retina or affect particular areas of the brain/eye can lead to colour blindness. Medications such as antibiotics,