There is no known treatment.
Color blindness is a life-long condition. Most persons are able to adjust without difficulty or disability.
Those who are colorblind may not be able to get a job that requires color vision. For example, a pilot needs to be able to see colors.
Calling Your Health Care Provider
Make an appointment with your health care provider or ophthalmologist if you think you (or your child) have color blindness.
Review Date : 4/13/2009
Reviewed By : Paul B. Griggs, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.