More men than women are color blind
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It’s much more common for men to be color blind than women because the genes responsible are on the X chromosome. In the United States it affects one in every 12 males and less than one in every 200 females. These are secrets your eye doctor won’t tell you.
Color blindness can start at different times in your life
Color blindness can start at birth, develop during childhood, or not appear until adulthood. It is not only passed on through genetics but can also be caused by aging, retina damage, or eye diseases.