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Development of colour blindness

Question

Can colour blindness develop?

Answer Video and written answer:

Various medications and diseases can cause a change in the nerve supply to the colour sensing cells in the retina of the eye which can lead to changes in colour vision. If you notice any changes in your colour vision seek an appointment with your optician or general practitioner as soon as possible.

For more information about colour vision, see our video below:

We recommend you seek professional advice if you are concerned about your eye health:

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Optician's Biography

Dr Nigel Best DOptom MCOptom FBCLA FAAO has worked as an optometrist for Specsavers for 17 years, both in his own practice and with the Professional Training department. He has a particular interest in dry eye and contact lenses and has had a number of academic papers published.
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