Spotting the Early Symptoms of Colour Vision Deficiency especially in Children
The main symptom of colour blindness is a difficulty in distinguishing colours or in making mistakes when identifying colours. If a child is suspected of being colour blind the main clues to look out for are:-
- using the wrong colours for an object – e.g.purple,green and red leaves on trees, particularly using dark colours in appropriately.
- low attention span when colouring in worksheets
- problems in identifying red or green colour pencils,pen and colours
- problems in identifying ripe fruits and vegetable
- pencil with red or green in its composition. (e.g.purple, brown).
- identification of colour may be made worse by low level light, small areas of colour and colours of the same hue.
- problems in identifying colour of food preparing.
- problems in identifying lights in night.
- sensitivity to bright lights.
- reading issues with coloured pages or worksheets produced with colour on colour.
- children may complain that their eyes or head hurt, if looking at something red on a green background, or vice versa.