My Dad and H are both red green colorblind, so I figured, yep, DS is colorblind too.
Recently, he has gotten red. If I show him something red, he can identify it. Green, he says, that is the color like grass, or the color like a frog. He knows that grass is green, so if you push him he'll say, "Oh, that's green"
He can never get blue or yellow, though.
Just wondering if anyone has blue yellow colorblindness? I would have thought since my dad and husband are red green CB, then DS would be too?
We are all going to the eye doctor in a few weeks, so I will of course ask him, but just interested to know if anyone else out there had experience with this! I know colorblindness has many gradations, as well... Just really interesting to me....
Can you trace back to a female ancestor on your mother's side who was blue-green colorblind? She would be the source that was then passed down through your mother, you and on to your son.
I apologize if you already knew this.
"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie
So even if your DS is colorblind, whether red/green or yellow/blue, it doesn't have to limit him. He can learn to compensate, just like my BIL has.
All affairs are variations on a theme. No one has 'Beethoven's 5th' to everyone else's 'Chopsticks'.
Your son will do fine. I can get pretty close on my colors--but the light has to be right for me to distinguish correctly. It's no more than an inconvenience to me anymore.
I was told there are three levels of color-blindness and my son is the highest (worst) level.
There are websites to give to his teachers to help them help him. If you can't find it, PM me and I will try to find the link (DS is a senior now).
Each year in elementary/middle school I would email the teachers to let them know. It is in his files but due to privacy laws, they were unable to tell the teacher's each year about his colorblindness
If you have any questions, I will try to help ya just let me know.
This is just for my own personal interest... the whole family is going to the eye dr for a yearly check up in a few weeks, and I will ask then...
I just find it strange he can't tell blue or yellow... I wonder if he has compensated and can tell red green by what they look like to him (My husband says lush, green grass looks brown and green lights look white... etc... but he still knows they are green)...
[This message edited by Gottagetthrough at 1:58 PM, August 11th (Monday)]
You can even google colour blind test and it will bring up circles with numbers in them. Might be able to try some of these to see if he struggles with any colour combinations.