Have you ever wondered what life looks like through the eyes of somebody with color blindness? On this website called color-blindness.com you can just take a look. Letting aside the name, color blindness doesn’t mean that people see the world in black and white.
More than 99% of all colorblind people can see color, so the term “color vision deficiency” (CVD) is actually considered to be more accurate. According to the website, over 0,5 % of women and 8% of men suffer from the form of CVD. Anyways, there are also several variations of vision deficiency like Deuteranomalia (where you see things a little faded), Protanopia (where everything looks a little green) and Tritanopia (with greenish-pinkish tones), and just 0.00003% of the world’s population suffers from color blindness (Monochromacy.)
This is how different colors look from different CVD lenses.
This is how colors look to somebody who has a normal vision.
People with Deuteranomalia which is the most common type of color blindeness, see a more subdued color palette especially with the colors like green and red.
With Protanopia, the shades of green and red look faded, yellow and blue seem largely unaffected. Only 1% of men experience this type of CVD.
People with this CVD see colors in a greenish/pinkish tone. It is a very rare form of color blindness.
Total color blindness (Monochromacy)
People who have Monochr0macy can see in black and white but only 0.00003% of the world’s population are affected by this condition.