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Old 11-02-2010, 09:36 PM   #1
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Default Who here is Color blind?

I am, well I don't see things black and white and I do see colors but I have failed the tests for it or came close. I can easily pick out yellow, orange, red, blue, green, brown etc and even purple and pink in most cases but it is the shades that can sometimes confuse me. I have even seen people who are not color blind have trouble identifying some colors. Those numbers in the circle test do identify deficiencies but do not tell if you can identify one color from another just because you see them differently than others.

Years ago I worked a job that required I take a yearly eye exam and always had trouble with it. I worked there for about 8 years and never was it a problem for me to do my job which a lot required me to identify colored wires.

I just received my 60 day layoff notice from the company I work for over 11 years now and I am thinking about going back to work for the other company but I am stressing over the eye exam again.

Anyway I was wondering how you deal with it and if it an obstacle for you. I will be very upset if I can't get a job doing what I did very well for many years all because of this test.

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Old 11-02-2010, 10:18 PM   #2
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I'm Red/Green color blind. Like you it's the 'shades' that throw me for a loop. I'm an electrician so things like com cables etc. can throw me for a loop. The company I worked for purchased numbered wire instead of colors. Not sure if they were just being nice or afraid of the ADA. Don't stress about it. It's not anything you can help....or study for.

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Old 11-02-2010, 10:30 PM   #3
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I had a teacher in High School who is 100% color blind. He sees in black and white. I have never been able to wrap my head around that. At least he's not blind I guess.

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Old 11-02-2010, 10:38 PM   #4
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I'm Red/Green color blind. Like you it's the 'shades' that throw me for a loop. I'm an electrician so things like com cables etc. can throw me for a loop. The company I worked for purchased numbered wire instead of colors. Not sure if they were just being nice or afraid of the ADA. Don't stress about it. It's not anything you can help....or study for.
Today I put the aqua fiber in the green slot.

Com wires can be difficult even for someone who isn't colorblind. Many times, actually most times, you are terminated in a low-light scenario (under a desk, in a ceiling, behind a rack, et al) where those shades start to blend together. That's why companies make testers.
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+1 on Red/Green. Scored a 95% on the pilot written tests when I was in the Air Force, but could not pass even the color threshold test (they sit you in a dark room and flash tiny colored dot lights at you) let alone those damn DOTS! I hate those DOTS! When I tell people that I am color blind, those who have no clue - just as you said - think I see things in black and white. That is not the case. I have trouble with browns and greens, and shades of blue (there must be red in some of them) and have confused purple with blue because of this But for the most part, most greens for me look brown.

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Old 11-02-2010, 11:16 PM   #6
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I need to follow this thread. I have some concerns over my son. Every so often he'll mess up on a color. Nothing significant, just mixing up a green with a blue or brown or something along those lines. It really hasn't been a big deal, but I've always wondered... Would a optometrist be able to test for color blindness accurately? If not, then how would I be able to find out for sure.

Again, I don't really see it as a big deal, but it would be nice to know if he has any (deficiencies, I guess?) that may cause him to have trouble in school. If there are, then I'd like to find ways to work around them if its even necessary. Aside from this issue, his sight seems great. When we visit the doctor, he can easily read the 20/15 line and sometimes the 20/10.

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+1 on Red/Green. Scored a 95% on the pilot written tests when I was in the Air Force, but could not pass even the color threshold test (they sit you in a dark room and flash tiny colored dot lights at you) let alone those damn DOTS! I hate those DOTS! When I tell people that I am color blind, those who have no clue - just as you said - think I see things in black and white. That is not the case. I have trouble with browns and greens, and shades of blue (there must be red in some of them) and have confused purple with blue because of this But for the most part, most greens for me look brown.
Exactly the same experience as me. I ended up working in logistics in the Air Force. I didn't have much other options.
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i am color blind as well red greens and blues and purples that are close together, among other things. I hate the dot pic's as well.

In my case it is passed down on the mothers side to the males. so my uncles are color blind as well and if my sisters have boys odds are they will be too.

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I heard that 1 in 5 males are color blind.

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I'm red/green. I always thought I was sick the day we learned colors in school. It's always nice when I have to ask the passenger if the light is flashing red or yellow at night "Hey quick,..."

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