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Color Blindness - Topic Overview

How can you help a child who has color blindness?

Color vision problems may make it harder for children to learn and read, which can lead to poor schoolwork and low self-esteem.

You can help your child these ways.

  • Make sure your child is tested for color vision problems during routine eye tests. The sooner you know there is a problem, the sooner you can help your child. Eye exams should be done at all well-child visits.1
  • Tell your child's teachers and other school staff about the problem. This may be helpful. Suggest seating your child where there is no glare and using a color of chalk that your child can see.

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: September 09, 2014
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