Color blindness does not necessarily mean that people see everything in black and white. 99% of these people are able to perceive color, thus the term “color vision deficiency” is considered more accurate. Around 0.5% of women which is 1 in 200 and 8% of men which is 1 in 12 suffer from this condition. Several variations of vision deficiency exist and those are: Deuteranomalia (this looks like everything is faded), Protanopia (it makes everything seems green), and Tritanopia (it provides greenish-pink tones). There are only 0.00003% of the world population that suffers from total color blindness and that is Monochromacy.
Different images were tested in order to see how different the colors look through CVD lenses.
Let us see.
Deuteranomalia. This is the most common type of color blindness and there are around 4.63% of men and 0.36% of women who experience it. Many of these people are not even aware of their condition. They see more subdued color palette, especially when it comes to the red and green color.
Protanopia. In this condition all of the shades of green and red are faded, and the blue and yellow shades seem greatly unaffected. This type of CVD had only 1% of men.
Tritanopia. These people see the colors in greenish-pink tones and it is a rare form that only 0.0001% of men and women have it.
Total color blindness or Monochromacy. It is the rarest deficiency of vision color and people are only able to see black and white. Around 0.00003% of the world’s population are affected