How People With Different Kinds of Color Blindness See the World

According to data available on the most comprehensive resource about color blindness, quite a lot of us — around 0.5% of women and 8% of men — suffer from inaccurate perceptions of color.

LikeAble compared how people with different kinds of color blindness see the world, and it turns out that most of them certainly don’t just perceive it in black and white. There are several different categories of color blindness, but we focused on the most common ones. The results are fascinating.

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A person with normal vision sees the world around them in these colors.

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Deuteranomalia is the most common form of color blindness. Around 4.63% of men suffer from it and in many cases don’t even realize. It’s clear from the photo that the colors have lost some of their brightness, especially with regard to green and red.

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Protanopia is a less-widespread form of color blindness — only around 1% of men experience it. All shades of green and red appear somewhat faded, whilst blue and yellow shades remain virtually unchanged.

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Tritanopia is a very rare form of color blindness affecting men and women to an equally small degree. Those who experience it see the world in greenish pink tones.

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As for total color blindness, it certainly exists, but it’s extremely rare: only 0.00003% of the world’s population has it.

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