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Lifestyle impact of colour blindness


Will being colour blind stop me doing anything?

Answer Video and written answer:

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:

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

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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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