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post #21 of 48
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Originally Posted by Amatullah0 View Post
DH is red-green color blind. I make fun of him for it sometimes sometimes he has to ask me what color the traffic signal is
Dh and I have a system for that since I'm pretty distracting to him in the car just by being there :, and sometimes it's hard for him to tell the lights.

If we get past the point I would expect him to start braking for a red light, I can tell him that it's a red light. If he's slowing approaching a green, I can tell him it's a green. I can yell about red lights and then apologize for yelling, but not for green lights.
post #22 of 48
My dad is colorblind and his mom was too.
post #23 of 48
DH is blue green color blind. He also has trouble with dark colors.

His uncle is completely color blind, so his wife hangs up his clothing in outfits so he'll match!
post #24 of 48
My friend is completely colour-blind. She can see only shades of grey and black. It's cause a lot issues for her, unfortunately, she cannot drive at all, must have all clothes labelled by colour and requires assistance to purchase linens, etc., that need to co-ordinate with other things she already has. All 3 kids in her family have it, as do her maternal uncles.
post #25 of 48
My dad was red color blind.
post #26 of 48
my sis is red/green color blind. didn't find out till high school. gave a teacher the wrong color folder. we have no one else in the family that is color blind. neither parent! so we call her a mutant


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Originally Posted by AFWife View Post
The colorblind gene is on the X chromosome. That's why it's so prevalent in men. The Y is smaller and can't compensate. It takes two colorblind X's to make a girl colorblind.

I found this: http://colorfilter.wickline.org/ It's a filter you put in a website and how you want to see it (red/green colorblind for example) and it filters it. So this is how someone with no red cones would see MDC http://colorfilter.wickline.org/?a=1...iscussions;t=p
post #27 of 48
DH is colour blind. He can't see red at all, and has trouble with bright colours. So, orange and yellow look basically the same to him, as do purple and blue. Pure red looks like black.

His is a genetic thing, which also includes severe nearsightedness (corrects to 20/220). His grandfather has the same vision deficiencies, as do two of his three brothers. If our dds have sons, the odds are very high that they will also have the same vision problems.
post #28 of 48

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Edited by oiseau - 9/27/13 at 4:21pm
post #29 of 48
My little son is color-blind. This came as a real shock as there's nobody else in the family has it. My mother was adopted so we think she might be a carrier. It's just hard to accept because all males before he came along got the good X.

I have done a lot of studying since then and played around with color simulators. Now I can look at anything, squint a bit and imagine what he sees and I'm correct most of the time.
post #30 of 48
Well, I'm special because I'M colour blind (well, technically colour deficient). I have trouble with grey and green. I see dark green as grey and dark grey as green. My sister is also colour deficient (not sure about my brothers but I'm guessing they probably are)

It worries me a bit because apparently if the mother is colour blind then her boy children will definitely be colour blind too. DS1 is only 5yo but he does say weird colours sometimes, like the other day he was insisting that something brown was actually red. I'm never sure whether it's just him being silly or whether that's how he sees it.
post #31 of 48
Wow! That is crazy! Thanks for the link.

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Originally Posted by AFWife View Post
The colorblind gene is on the X chromosome. That's why it's so prevalent in men. The Y is smaller and can't compensate. It takes two colorblind X's to make a girl colorblind.

I found this: http://colorfilter.wickline.org/ It's a filter you put in a website and how you want to see it (red/green colorblind for example) and it filters it. So this is how someone with no red cones would see MDC http://colorfilter.wickline.org/?a=1...iscussions;t=p
post #32 of 48
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Originally Posted by Poddi View Post
My little son is color-blind. This came as a real shock as there's nobody else in the family has it. My mother was adopted so we think she might be a carrier. It's just hard to accept because all males before he came along got the good X.

I have done a lot of studying since then and played around with color simulators. Now I can look at anything, squint a bit and imagine what he sees and I'm correct most of the time.
It's great that you've figured it out so soon and can do that. Dh says that a lot of his color confusion isn't from not seeing the colors but from not getting the right terminology young enough.

For instance, he can see blue and purple fine but tends to think that blue is a lighter shade.
post #33 of 48
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Originally Posted by oiseau View Post
I have a minor deficiency distinguishing black and other dark colors. I can argue endlessly with my finace about a certain shirt being black when it's in fact dark blue or vv.
Dh does this too. I'm like, unless you're closer to me AND in better lighting we are NOT having another "orange" hat incident (we were going to stay out on a park bench (Chicago in January) until someone wearing pink came by--30 minutes after a person in a pink hat came by some one came with a pink he could see.)
post #34 of 48
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Originally Posted by Peony View Post
He can not see any blue at all, he hates blue in fact because he doesn't know what it looks like.
sorry but i just had to ask. what colour is the sky for him? or the lake (blue water body)? what about clouds in the blue sky? can he see those?

would be an awesome experience to make a movie to show how a colour 'blind' person sees the world.

hmmmm
post #35 of 48
I know someone who is and I myself have had color problems that they never could quite figure out, but it wasn't noticed until I temporarily went blind in the one eye. Weird. I think I am fine now, though.
post #36 of 48
My DH and also his Sister are color blind. I always have to help DH if he is doing any wiring because he cant tell the different colored wires apart .. LOL ---- good thing he never wanted to be an electrician!
post #37 of 48
Dad is semi-colorblind. He can't tell the difference between blues and greens. He also has a lot of trouble with pastels and dark colors, they all just go to off white or black.

Mom painted the dining room a very subtle shade of pink, and dad thought we were all trying to play a joke on him and the room was really cream colored. So next time the dining room needed painting she chose a bolder more obvious pink, and he still won't believe it is pink.

An old friend of mine from school is colorblind, but I'm not sure of the details.
post #38 of 48
Dh and his brother and his uncle are color blind. Red/green/brown can often look the same, pink and white look the same, and blue/purple look the same. Dh often asks for help matching clothes, but mostly wears simple things that go together ie jeans and a tshirt or memorizes which tie goes with which suit, etc.
post #39 of 48
WE had a friend who couldn't really tell browns & reds. He was always wearing pink socks & shirts, which was funny b/c he was the image of man. Burly, like the guy on the brawny paper towels... We would tease him endlessly. Also, apparently he accidentally painted his shutters on his house pink but didn't know until his friend dropped him off from work one day & asked why his shutters were pink. He was mad at his ex wife for a while over that one!

My dad has sort of the opposite problem - he sees colors very differently b/c he is a printer on a 4 color press, so he sees everything in different shades than normal people. More detailed, maybe. I "inherited" a little bit of this wierdness, as is evidenced by a long-standing argument over an orange couch we used to have that my husband insisted was pink, but I thought was more orange/salmony.

Are we all looking at the same tree? :
post #40 of 48
My little boy is colorblind.
When he draws a landscape it goes like this:
grass is red
tree brances and trunk are green
leaves are brown.
All of the animals are usually red or green.

You should see his rainbow.
Poor little guy. He sure is cute.
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