aRe yoU cOloR bLinD?

I really would have not known this fact if my cousin Jing Misa (almost my age) took up a course to be a seaman in PMI colleges which was in demand then. Well not like me he graduated easily and took up the exam to be a fully pledge seaman, a color blindness test. He too was unaware of this fact until that day. He was color-blind and he couldn’t be a seaman and would never be a seaman. The fact was he wasted all those years learning how to be one and trying to be one just to know afterwards that he is not capable. All I am trying to say is that colleges, schools or universities should let them take the color blind test first before letting them took the whole course.
And thanks to cheh for inspiring me to write this…


What is Color Blindness?

Color Blindness, or Color Vision Deficiency, is an eye condition where a person is not able to distinguish certain colors or shades of colors to some degree. Color Blindness does not mean that a person can only see black and white. A person with color blindness is able to see different colors, however they are not able to see some colors due to deficiencies in the eyes. Color blindness is a hereditary condition but can also be caused by eye diseases, damage to the retina and macula, and aging or when the lens is darkened over time from a cataract. Although there is no absolute treatment for hereditary color blindness, there are methods, techniques, and special glasses that may help people with color blindness differentiate different colors but not truly see them. The English chemist John Dalton in 1798 published the first scientific paper on the subject, “Extraordinary facts relating to the vision of colours”, after the realization of his own color blindness.

I am color blind… if you are too please do leave a comment, if not good for you but do leave a comment to…

5 Responses

  1. i am a seaman too, and a colorblind also but there are special treatment now a days to recover called COLORBLIND THEARAPY visit OWWA and inquire to medical section or go to house of representative congress clinic. Hope i can help to every one who is also a colorblind person

  2. buti nakapasok ka… dahil ba sa treatment na yun? Anyways thanks sa payo mo. Hope may makabasa ng comment mo at mabigyan sila ng tsansa to fulfill their dreams. Again thanks.

  3. This is very up-to-date information. I think I’ll share it on Digg.

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