Red and Green Color Deficiency

As the holidays roll around it may seem like you're seeing red and green everywhere you look! However, there are some people who are unable to distinguish these colors. Red-Green Deficiency is the most common type of color blindness. In fact, studies show that as many at 8% of men and .5% of women of northern ancestry have this form of colorblindness. Color blindness is most often inherited from the maternal grandfather. It is the result of abnormal photo pigments, which are color detecting molecules located in cone shaped cells in the retina. Sometimes physical or chemical damage can also cause someone to be colorblind.

Color blindness can be diagnosed by your doctor through a series of test, however, there is no cure for it.

Also, as 2015 comes to a close, don't forget to spend the "green" in your flex spending account. Check with your human resources department to see how this applies to you! You can use your flex spending to purchase a backup pair of glasses; treat yourself to an early Christmas present with that gorgeous pair of sunglasses you've been eyeing since last March or schedule your annual eye exam that's been sitting on your to-do list for the past four months.