Being colour blind; how much does it affect your daily lives?
Which colours do you have problems seeing and how does it affect you in your normal lives. Also, what do you do when faced with a problem such as traffic lights or choosing a fruit in a supermarket?
I am colour blind but didn't know it for many years. I tend to be unable to tell the difference between colours that are similar: white, tan, ecru, etc. and have difficulty with colours that tend to be a mix: blue-green, for ex.
I don't think I live my life much differently than anyone else as I have lived with this all my life. I've just learned that when an apple has a certain colour, it is good to eat. I've never worried what the colour may really look like - I just know that when a food looks this way to me, it's OK to eat.
My brother-in-law is a successful medical researcher and doctor. He works along side the Nobel Prize winner for AIDS research. Long before his current research position he worked for the Atlanta CDC. He sees his color blindness as a significant advantage in microbiology...
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