What's it like to be color blind?
1 in 10 people are color blind in America. The gene for color blindness is located on the X chromosome. Because males only have one X chromosome, it's more common for them to be color blind than women.
The retina in our eyes detect three distinct colors. Our eyes break down color into red, green, and blue cones. However, people who are color blind detect some colored cones better than others.
The most common form of colorblindness is called Anomalous Trichromacy. This kind of color blindness makes it hard for people to see different shades of red and green.
Its important to get your eyes checked every 1 to 2 years. You may be one of the 8% of Americans who are color blind.
Color blind family try on special glasses to see color: