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Lifestyle impact of colour blindness

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Will being colour blind stop me doing anything?

Answer Video and written answer:
Qualified optometrist Dr Nigel Best DOptom MCOptom FBCLA FAAO answers this question:

There are various careers which require you to have good colour vision and colour identification. If you are interested in a career which requires good colour vision and are concerned please make an appointment with your optician who will be able to help you determine if you have a colour vision defect that may restrict your choice in certain careers.

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

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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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