Color Blind?

  1. I believe I'm red green color blind. I found out when I joined the Marines. I think I can see every color, but apparently I suffer from color blindness. Is there anyone out there with the same problem? And have you ran into any trouble because of it?
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  3. by   HumorHeals22
    No one is color blind? Well don't I feel special.
  4. by   Apollo85
    Nope, just you.... haha jk jk
    I'm red-green colorblind too. I've only had a few issues with it but nothing extreme so far. I used to think the green traffic lights were white....and the slight tint was just because of the dirty glass or something lol. It hasn't stopped me from driving but depending on the time of day and angle of the sun, I do try to be careful when crossing traffic lights cuz the red and yellow gets a bit harder to distinguish, so i just use the light's positioning on the box to tell if it's red or yellow. Being colorblind also made me go through some unfortunately choice of colors on my clothing at times... :stone My last issue with being colorblind was with microbiology when I had trouble distinguishing red from blue from purple on my Gram Stain slides under the microscope when looking at bacteria. Lots of guys have it tho, and some nurses have it as well but it doesn't hinder them from doing their job. I've read that there are certain things we can't do however, and would need a collegue to do it for us. But other than that we are deprived from seeing the full spectrum of colors, I think we're OK. Being in the military isn't pleasant anyways.
  5. by   athena55
    Hi:
    All three of my male children are color-blind, as well. Great thing that I passed on to them, huh?
    Hasn't bothered them, that much. My #1 was accepted into the Army, 31B, and now that he receieved his medical discharge he was accepted into the Police Academy. Being color-blind has not held any of them back. Only thing they couldn't do is be a fighter pilot
    All the best,
    athena
  6. by   ArkansasFan
    Quote from SMorrissey22
    I believe I'm red green color blind. I found out when I joined the Marines. I think I can see every color, but apparently I suffer from color blindness. Is there anyone out there with the same problem? And have you ran into any trouble because of it?

    Right here dude. I was screened for it when I got into law enforcement. I am red-green color blind. It ususally isn't problematic. I can see red (fire extinguisher for example) and green (leaf lettuce) and know that they're red and green. However, some colors are less distinguishable.

    Some problems for me in the medical area have been with say drawing labs and someone says "hand me the blue top" which doesn't come up regularly but the first couple of times I did that I didn't necessarily know which top they were talking about, and it may not have been blue. I'm using that as an example. In law enforcement say an occasion is that antifreeze or blood on the pavement. Custom paint jobs on ghetto cars. ummm there's electrical wiring, blah blah blah. Usually it's not a problem though. You still see colors, Marine, but you have trouble distinguishing some of them.
  7. by   FLmomof5
    Quote from athena55
    Hi:
    All three of my male children are color-blind, as well. Great thing that I passed on to them, huh?
    Hasn't bothered them, that much. My #1 was accepted into the Army, 31B, and now that he receieved his medical discharge he was accepted into the Police Academy. Being color-blind has not held any of them back. Only thing they couldn't do is be a fighter pilot
    All the best,
    athena
    WOW! I can't believe they let your son into the Police Academy! My now EX-H was red-green color blind. He applied to the Prince George PD and passed everything with flying colors. The last thing was the physical. Once they determined that he was color blind, he was out of there! Why? Their answer: How can you accurately describe what a victim/perp were wearing if you cannot see all colors? How can you accurately describe the color of a vehicle? (Made sense to me.) I wish you son luck though!
  8. by   ArkansasFan
    Quote from FLmomof5
    WOW! I can't believe they let your son into the Police Academy! My now EX-H was red-green color blind. He applied to the Prince George PD and passed everything with flying colors. The last thing was the physical. Once they determined that he was color blind, he was out of there! Why? Their answer: How can you accurately describe what a victim/perp were wearing if you cannot see all colors? How can you accurately describe the color of a vehicle? (Made sense to me.) I wish you son luck though!

    Big deal. I got to the academy, made it out, and am working quite successfully with red-green colorblindness. Today I stopped a car and described it as a "dark colored".... lol. I had no clue what color it was, but hey it works for me lol. I do stuff like that all the time.

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