color blindness

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Noun1.color blindness - genetic inability to distinguish differences in hue
dichromacy, dichromasy, dichromatism, dichromatopsia, dichromia - a deficiency of color vision in which the person can match any given hue by mixing only two other wavelengths of light (as opposed to the three wavelengths needed by people with normal color vision)
monochromacy, monochromasy, monochromatic vision, monochromatism, monochromia - complete color blindness; colors can be differentiated only on the basis of brightness
vision defect, visual defect, visual disorder, visual impairment - impairment of the sense of sight
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Patients are legally blind from birth with very poor visual acuity as well as extreme light sensitivity, involuntary eye movement, and complete color blindness.
But not everyone is able to fully enjoy the effect of natures beautiful transition due to color blindness.
Enchroma glasses correct red-green color blindness, the most common type of color vision deficiency.
4 Although color blindness does not cause any significant disability, it does keep one from performing certain jobs or causes hindrance in some ways.
This tenet challenges traditional claims of color blindness and also of meritocracy (Delgado & Stefancic, 2001; Taylor et al.
This study was carried out to evaluate the shade matching ability of dental professionals by testing of color blindness assessment using Ishihara color Blindness 14- plate test by using vita pan shade guide under two light sources.
It comes from two workplace experts who analyze race relations in office settings and considers how color blindness and cognizance have different effects on how coworkers interrelate and act.
He looks into the racial structure in the US since the 1960s, central frames of color-blind racism, how people make disparaging remarks about race without sounding racist, the subtleties of racial stories, the significance of white segregation, white racial progressiveness, black color-blindness, the future of racial stratification, the enchantment of color blindness since President Obama's election, and exposes the irrevocable certainty of white color-blindness.
Sir John Dalton first gave a clear description of his own color blindness in 1794.
In The Artist's Eyes, Michael Marmor and James Ravin state, "The term congenital color blindness is commonly used to describe people who have trouble distinguishing red and green, although it is not an accurate description since these individuals do in fact see color.
Additionally, the book contains "other misperceptions," such as multiple entries on the various kinds of color blindness.
The prevalence of red-green color blindness is about 8 percent of males, and about 0.