By: Dr. Jenna Snow, OD – Family Vision Clinic
Some people have the misconception that people who are color blind see the world in only black, white, and gray. While this condition does exist, called achromatopsia, it is a quite rare form of complete color blindness with a prevalence of only 1 in 30 000 people1. There are actually many different kinds of color vision deficiencies, depending on the range of colors one may see, or the perceived difference between colors. In most types of color blindness, there is no actual loss of vision, so the term “color blindness” is often more accurately described as a “color vision deficiency”.