Tritan-type color blindness is characterized by a loss of color discrimination for shades of blue and yellow. This can be caused by age-related factors, genetic factors, as well as exposure to certain toxins such as mercury. A complete diagnosis of color vision deficiency is not possible using online testing–consult an eye care professional for more information.
Enchroma glasses are usually effective for red-green color blindness and are unlikely to help for tritanomaly or tritanopia (blue-yellow color blindness). However, if you would like to try Enchroma glasses, you can return them if they don’t work for you. All Enchroma products are satisfaction-guaranteed within 60 days of purchase.
People with tritanomaly/tritanopia might find it difficult to “name” some of the colors they see. Shades of blue, gray and green may appear confusingly similar. Blue and purple can also be confused.
Impaired Color Perception
People with normal color vision can see about 1 million distinct shades of color. Those with color blindess see only about 5% to 10% as many. People with tritan-type deficiency, the loss mainly affects the “blue-yellow” axis of color space while leaving the “red-green” axis intact.
Age and Environmental Factors
Tritan-type color vision deficiency can be an indicator of a yellowing of the lens. Yellowing is correlated with the accumulated lifetime of sun exposure to your eyes. Doctors recommend wearing good quality sunglasses as often as possible when outside.
Image colors simulated. Color Vision Deficiency varies by individual.
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Color blindness affects millions of people worldwide. It affects 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women. The condition ranges from a variety of classes, red-green color blindness being the most common.
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