According to the website X-Rite - 1 out of 255 women and 1 out of 12 men have some kind of color vision deficiency. Find out how well your eyes see colors by taking there free test online “Color IQ” test based on the Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue test, which has been used by the government and in industry for more than 40 years to test color vision aptitude.
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Get the Facts
Did you know that your ability to accurately see color depends on many factors? Here’s why your results might be different each time you take the test.
Lighting - Light plays one of the most significant roles in color perception – did you know it's actually the color of the light that determines the color your brain will perceive? You should always judge and compare color samples under controlled lighting conditions, like those provided by a light booth.
Backgrounds Effects - The human eye’s ability to correctly perceive the color is affected by the surrounding colors, a phenomenon known as simultaneous contrast. Always judge color in a neutrally colored environment.
Retinal Fatigue - Our eyes get tired very easily. When we stare at an object for longer than a few seconds, chemicals in our eyes start to deplete and begin sending incorrect information to our brains. When visually evaluating color, you should always rest your eyes between samples.
Poor Color Memory - Our brains find it extremely difficult to remember the specifics of any given color. To effectively determine slight color differences, color samples must be touching.
Age - As we get older, color perception starts to fade. However, color perception isn’t just innate; it's also a learned skill. If you’re responsible for visual color evaluation, you must know your limitations and train your eyes.
- source X-Rite.com