I was just having a talk with my husband over dinner yesterday about colorblindness. The reason this conversation was brought up was, in the back of mind, I am wondering if any of my kids will inherit the colorblindness gene. Why you might ask? Well, in my family, my grandfather was severely colorblind. He was never able to drive. He was limited in what he could do in life. He struggled his whole life with colorblindness.
I am very grateful that I did not inherit this gene from him. I am able to get behind the wheel of a car! I am able to practice dentistry and readily distinguish the colors! I am able to live life much more easily than my grandfather had! I did not live in his shoes, but I always try to imagine how hard life was for him. Because of this, I always think of Zane and in the back of my mind, worry if he will inherit this gene. Lucky for us, Hayley did not inherit it.
Colorblindness is a hereditary gene that is prevalent in 1 out of 12 males, and 1 out of 20 woman. The basic definition is the inability to distinguish between selected colors. The most common colors that people have difficulty with is the reds, greens, and blues. To these people, they can’t see the differences in each of these colors. These days, there is a colorblind test that can be done to see if you inherited the gene. The Isihara color plate test contains 38 plates that are each composed of a pattern of different color dots. The plates has the dots arranged within a certain pattern and places a number inside. Upon examination of this test, one can see if they have inherited colorblindness. I took this test and as I already knew, I did not have the gene.
What happens if you had colorblindness and there was a colorblind test. Would you go for it? I recently found out about a new color correction system developed by Dr. Azman, called the ColorCorrection System. This treatment is based on the approach to change color vision by changing the wave length of color going into the eyes by using contacts or glasses. I have to say that I wish this was around when my grandfather was suffering. I am sure this technique can help so many people who are living with colorblindness.
So many professions these days require you to successfully pass a colorblindness test. Do you know that if you suffer with colorblindness you will not be admitted to the military or law enforcement academies. These professions and others, including being a firefighter, or an electrician, require you to take and pass the Isihara color plates test. I hope I could shed some light on colorblindness and offer you some treatment options in this post.
*This is a partnered post. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.