Originally posted by smyleegrl
From The Telegraph:
Luckily, just about everything goes with khakis or jeans.
The one thing that's always bothered me about red/green color blindness....those are the colors of traffic signals.
?edit on 12-2-2013 by smyleegrl because: (no reason given)
That's funny! Everything DOES go with khakis and jeans.
Being color blind myself, we learn 'nuetral colors'. I don't know if these glasses will go over to well or not. Let me explain-
The #1 question everybody ask when they find out you're CB is " What color is this?" Colors are learned as in an apple is red, banana is yellow, an orange is orange, etc. We see shades or tones of color, so yes, an apple is red but a dark red apple and a rotting brown apple may not be that discernable (might be a little extreme..but not much).
What I've told people to try to let them know what I see is, when I'm driving at night, a green light looks exactly like a street light so what I do is look for a different color in the road then I know if there's a traffic signal or not. The drawback to this is when you're driving in an area where they put the traffic light on the corner and not in the middle of the roadway, I've missed a couple that way, luckily without incident.
Another example is again at night, driving those rural roads where they have flashing lights. From a distance a red flashing is hard to tell from a yellow. Once I get, say a 100 yards or so from it, I can tell them apart.
I'm wondering if wearing these glasses would feel artificial. The same way as if any of you 'norms' put on a pair of rose colored glasses. I can see wearing them to aid in my examples above but for daily wear it would be like learning all your colors again.
As a sidenote- The most frustrating thing for me being CB is that I'm a bit of a tinkerer. My self-professed claim is "I can fix anything except cash registers and computers and I've torn apart a few cash registers in my time". ELECTRONICS. That's the only thing that I lack any skill at. All those little tiny colored rings on those circuits mean something and it's pretty important to know what order they're in.
On a positive note for us CBers is- since we see shades of color, we can see things camoflaged whereas you 'norms' can't, the military inteligence community wants us for this skill. And, we can see better than 'norms' under visible infrared conditions like being in submarines and photograghy darkrooms.