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Thread: Being colorblind really takes away from life

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    I can't see the numbers on those tests either(or at least I see parts of them)..but that picture looks different to me(but not by much). The left part of the lid is reddish, in the second one its green and lighter. Obviously I can tell the difference between a Red tee shirt and a green one. Are there different levels of colorblindness?

    I usta think purple was a really dark blue...and on Paint, I could barely tel the diff between 2 of the colors until I painbucketed half and half(prolly around 7).
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    www.vischeck.com is the website in question. There are three types of colorblindness.



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    Hello Nick,

    My husband is color blind. He used to wear a red contact and a clear one in an attempt to see color, but has given it up. When ever we go to a another state I have to tell him what color the traffic light is until he gets used to their order. It is difficult to imagine what he sees as color. This site will help others understand. His younger brother is colorblind as well. I have a question about Zachary. Sometimes he calls green brown and visa versa. But sometimes he get them right to.

    In college I had to make sure he dressed in corresponding colors. Now we just make sure that all his clothing can go together. Oh yeah, the UPS truck is not green.
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    Sorry to hear that Nick. It really does take some of the life out of the plants. It is amazing what I take for granted. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img]

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    Thanks, Nick, for making that post. I think it's those kind of differences in us that makes life so interesting. Others may see it as a deficit, sounds like you did yourself at one time, but I see it as a way in which you are special & it makes me wonder what other kinds of specialness are in us all that we, perhaps, have not yet discovered. And, if we are lucky enough to discover them, how will we use our uniqueness to our best advantage? You did, Nick, by bringing it to everyone's awareness & hopefully, open some minds. I have heard of people who can smell music. That could be annoying, don't you think? Thanks for posting that link, too. Very interesting.
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    If I remember my high school genetics correctly, colorblindness is passed by the females but only the males are actually affected by it. Boys get it from their moms, but dont pass it to their sons. I *think* that dads can give it to their daughters who in turn can pass it to their sons. Been a while since Ive read anythng about that but I am pretty sure thats how it goes.

    Copper what state do you drive in where the lights are in different orders? Every state Ive ever driven in its always red, yellow, green top-bottom...


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    Quote[/b] ]Copper what state do you drive in where the lights are in different orders? Every state Ive ever driven in its always red, yellow, green top-bottom...
    In some places the stop lights are not top to bottom but left to right. I'm sure that at some big intersections, where there are stop lights that have left or right signals beside the normal stoplights can be confusing. In Kentucky all the stop lights housings are black. I have never figured out why.
    Nick is the only person that I really knew that was colored blind. After a few conversation with him about "what he sees" compared to the way most people see has really opened my eyes about color blindness. I never had any idea what people with it see.
    I have always believed that when a person has a difficulty with one thing the brain usually developes in another area and they excell at something else. In Nicks case I think his brain put all the extra brain power in knowing how to grow plants. Some people can't grow anything, some has to put alot of effort into their plants. Then there are some that they seem to be able to grow anything as easy as breathing. I'm in the second catagory and Nick is in the last. After seeing his plants in person I realized that Nick as a special talent that I only wished I had.




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    As the other guys have already said, thanks for the link Nick!
    My father is colourblind and though he has tried to explain to me what he sees I could never appreciate it. The site is excellent.
    In Australia there are a few jobs that are closed to colourblind people, such as electrician, for obvious reasons. Is it the same in the states?

    Cheers, Troy.

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