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Do You Have a Color Vision Deficiency?

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Want to find out if you have any deficiencies in your color vision? Try the the Online Color Challenge by Pantone and X-Rite. It tests your ability to discriminate among hues by making you put 88 color tiles in order along four rows.

Any mis-placement reveals a defect in your color vision. Or a lousy uncalibrated monitor. Or a defect in your ambient lighting. Or some Doritos residue on your screen. Still, it only takes a few minutes and it’s fun.

See if you can beat my score.*

If you want to test your vision even further, head over to color-blindness.com where you can take several exams including the Ishihara 38 Plates Test, the F-M 100 Hue Test, the RGB Anomaloscope, the Kobiyashi Maru, and Hogwarts O.W.L. exams.**

*Score achived with a lousy uncalibrated monitor, lit by late afternoon sunlight, and smeared with Doritos residue.

**Some of these tests cannot be passed without cheating.

Editor in Chief of CreativePro. Instructor at LinkedIn Learning with courses on InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, GIMP, Inkscape, and Affinity Publisher.
  • IllO says:

    15 with same gender & age range. I skipped the Doritos tho ;)

    • Laura Riebman says:

      So is a 6 for a 58 yr old female good. I know 0 is perfect but I can’t find any info to describe the scale.

  • SergioRodríguez says:

    My result was 4 :) i had problems in blue-green section. The others perfect it seems ^^ I’m 27 yo male

  • DaveFrith says:

    perfect color vision, score 0 – age 53, pretty good for an old git (smug grin)

  • Windgarde says:

    Over 50 male. Scored 4 on my second try.

  • Aymie says:

    Results: 4 – troubled area was blue-green scale

    Other layers were perfect. :D

    26 yr old female

  • Bren F says:

    :D i have a perfect color vision

    My Score: 0

    Age range: 20-29

  • Bren F says:

    :D i have a perfect color vision

    My Score: 0

    Age range: 20-29

  • SFW says:

    0 – perfect score!

  • Ember Todd says:

    Got a 0 – perfect score! No wonder I was a color designer. :)

  • Henke says:

    I got a 7, 28 year old male. So I guess I’ve got the age and vision leverage. I’m getting all the chicks.

  • drdistracto says:

    19, Mail, got a 0 (perfect score)

    Woo!

  • Cheli says:

    I got 8, 30-39 yo female; and I may have had afternoon sun AND a couple of wines before completing the last exercise, so I’m very happy with the result!

  • highwingpilot says:

    Though my wife might disagree at times, I got a perfect score.

  • Guest says:

    10 and I’m a 62 year old woman. Not bad!

  • Mary Burney says:

    I got a 4 this time. Scored 0 the last time I took this about a year ago.

  • Jerry Bernard says:

    I got an almost perfect score of 4!

    My “slight” defincies are in the yellow-green area.

    47 year old male who does color correction and photoshop compositing for a living.

  • Jerry Bernard says:

    I got an almost perfect score of 4!

    My “slight” defincies are in the yellow-green area.

    47 year old male who does color correction and photoshop compositing for a living.

  • JanJ says:

    Scored perfect 0 – guess I have a pretty decent monitor (and no Doritos)!

  • amarie99 says:

    24! I’m not afraid to say it. All you whippersnapper 0’s out there. Also, dirty 15″ laptop monitor. And 10pm after waking at 5am. Still …. I thought 24 was pretty good!

     

  • BoneNinja says:

    35 female, score 0 – perfect! :) Even with my crappy monitor.

  • Guest says:

    I scored a 10 on my lousy laptop monitor with my eyes still stinging from my morning Restasis drops. I should have re-checked on my work monitor–and maybe will later in the day–but not bad, all in all, for an old lady.

  • Guest says:

    I got 8,

    36 yrd Male

  • Kfray says:

    My score was 3! Age 30-39 female. My deficiency was in the green-blue section. Looks like I can ditch these glasses :)

  • sdhardie says:

    My score was zero.

  • Debora Crooks says:

    I did this test a while ago and scored a 3. I impressed myself!

  • kaitlyn says:

    I made a perfect 0 age 15-19 female
    This is the first time I have been happy with making a zero in my life

  • Darren says:

    I scored 0 (perfect colour vision). But I know I’m colour blind, so I’ve a feeling this test doesn’t work.

  • Nikki says:

    Nice, my score was 0. It comes in handy if your am artist and you draw and paint stuff.

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