Why Color Blindness Matters

Color blind people can't tell if their child has a sunburn, if their bananas are ripe, or if the meat in the grocery store is past its prime.

Colorblind children have it worse. They typically learn at an early age that they have little hope of becoming pilots, surgeons, electrical engineers, or other professions that depend on color perception.

But perhaps the worst part of being color blind is the inability to perceive the full beauty of a sunset, a butterfly, a work of art, or the beauty of other people. Color blind people have lived with their disability for so long they have learned to accept it's limitations are largely unaware of what they are missing, But when technology helps them discover a broader range of colors, the sense of newly discovered beauty can be overwhelming.