Color blindness, also known as color vision deficiency, is a condition where individuals have difficulty distinguishing between certain colors. This condition is typically inherited and affects the perception of red, green, and blue hues, although severity can vary. People with color blindness may struggle to differentiate between shades of these colors, leading to challenges in everyday tasks such as reading maps, traffic signals, or identifying ripe fruits.

While it doesn’t usually impact overall vision or health, it can affect aspects of daily life and certain career paths, such as those in graphic design or electrical engineering, where color differentiation is crucial. However, with awareness and accommodation, individuals with color blindness can navigate their surroundings effectively.