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By Blinkin - 08/09/2021 02:00

Today, I recently woke up colourblind and so far no doctor or surgeon can tell me why. I'm a graphic designer, I went to university and put years of practise into this specific skill set, I need to see in colour or this could cost me my job and ruin my career prospects. FML
I agree, your life sucks 1 500
You deserved it 55

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Marcella1016 31

I saw a video before of this guy who had been colorblind his whole life, and then he put on these special glasses that like shifted the spectrum of light hitting his eyes or something and suddenly he could see color and his mind was BLOWN. It was amazing to watch. I’m really sorry this happened to you. But maybe in the meantime something like that could work for you? And I assume the answer is yes, but have you seen a neurologist? Gotten an MRI? Good luck and I really hope your vision returns to normal ❤️❤️

She's Got Moxie 14

I can only imagine how scary that must be- but to help put your mind at ease- it is possible to adjust and still have a successful career in that field. My brother is red and green color blind, and has trained himself to kind of translate what he sees into what everyone else sees. He’s been so successful in graphic design he has his own company now. Hang in there! Best of luck 🙏🙏

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Work in black & white. All the best art in photography and film is in black & white, so your colorblindness is a feature, not a bug.

Marcella1016 31

I saw a video before of this guy who had been colorblind his whole life, and then he put on these special glasses that like shifted the spectrum of light hitting his eyes or something and suddenly he could see color and his mind was BLOWN. It was amazing to watch. I’m really sorry this happened to you. But maybe in the meantime something like that could work for you? And I assume the answer is yes, but have you seen a neurologist? Gotten an MRI? Good luck and I really hope your vision returns to normal ❤️❤️

if he can't see color those would not help

Yair Peke 4

am colorblind, have been all my life, asked my eye doctor and received a thorough explanation why those are completely bullshit

diezeeshoodie 3

I see what you did there. I also watched that video too. Very inspiring.

diezeeshoodie 3

I also watched that video too. Very inspiring. *wheeze laugh*

diezeeshoodie 3

I also watched that video too. Very inspiring. *wheeze laugh*

She's Got Moxie 14

I can only imagine how scary that must be- but to help put your mind at ease- it is possible to adjust and still have a successful career in that field. My brother is red and green color blind, and has trained himself to kind of translate what he sees into what everyone else sees. He’s been so successful in graphic design he has his own company now. Hang in there! Best of luck 🙏🙏

Yummi_913 18

I know we're not supposed to use the internet to diagnose health conditions, but if the simple Google search I did can give me more than a handful of diseases that cause sudden color blindness, I find it shocking that your doctors can't come up with even 1. Have they even actually tried or started running tests? It might be worth being "that patient" and going through the list of test you'd like to request to rule causes out yourself, so you can end up with the right type of specialist. Personally I knew I had a specific condition but doctors always shrugged me off or half-assed my care. 5 years later I ended up getting surgery for the exact thing I knew was wrong with me. I had finally found a competent doctor among a sea of useless ones.... thousands of wasted dollars later. Keep pushing and make sure you advocate for yourself. There IS a cause and if a doctor can't find it and doesn't want to bother looking further into it, they're not the right doctor for you.

Reminds me a bit of Beethoven becoming deaf and still just completely dominating classical music.

jnkies88 1

I woke up colorblind in my left eye new years day of 2014. your optic nerves may be swollen. I have multiple sclerosis and luckily it resolved, but please see an ophthalmologist and/ or get a neurologist referral.

I worked as a graphics technician and designer with colorblindness for years. I trained in color theory as part of my education, and the computerized tools we use make it far less of a handicap. Composition skills, typography, color theory are more important than perfect color vision. You made it through school without your instructors and classmates noticing didn't you?

graceellen 1

This actually made me cry wow