How to Make Yourself Color Blind for 5 Minutes
Often, color blindness is a genetic trait. There is no cure, however special glasses and contact lenses can be of assistance. The vast majority of colorblind individuals are able to adapt to their condition and do not experience difficulties with day-to-day tasks.
What kinds of color blindness are there?
What are the characteristics of color blindness?
Many tones of color
Oftentimes, the symptoms of color blindness are so faint that they may be overlooked. And because we become accustomed to how we perceive colors, many individuals with color blindness are unaware they have the condition.
Extreme forms of color blindness may manifest other symptoms, such as nystagmus or photophobia.
Am I at risk for color blindness?
Color blindness runs in your family
Have certain eye conditions, including glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
Have certain health issues, including diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, or multiple sclerosis (MS)
Medications must be taken
How to make yourself color blind for 5 minutes
To begin with, color blindness does not always mean black and white. In fact, only one out of every 33,000 colorblind people sees the world in grayscale. The rest simply have damaged rods and cones, so we can see color, but not the same color you do.
Apart from damaging your eyes or optical nerves (which is difficult to do properly), you can either wear colored glasses or light the entire room at night with an RGB LED strip. When only one wavelength of diode (red, green, or blue) is used, only one type of cone is stimulated. The resulting perception is very similar to that of a colorblind person.