Hi. I'm not trying to bring up my disability for no reason, but I noticed something about my daughter yesterday that I wonder if I should be concerned about, and it sort of relates to the fact that I don't see colors.
My daughter will be five at the end of the week. She knows all of her basic colors just fine. But when we ordered her birthday cake at the bakery yesterday, she wanted to look at the doughnuts. She was telling me about them, and she said some had plain black frosting, and some had black frosting with pink sprinkles. I was curious and asked an assistant what kind the doughnuts were; he said chocolate, so I'm thinking the frosting must have been brown.
That got me to remembering a few other incidents like that, things I hadn't thought much about at the time. I had on a gray sweatshirt one day, and my daughter referred to it as black. There have been a few other such occurrences.
Should a five-year-old be able to distinguish black, gray, and brown? Or could she be having issues with seeing colors? I have an appointment with an an orthopedic ophthalmologist in a few weeks anyway to see if her lazy eye has improved, so I can ask, but I'd rather not look stupid if this is a non-issue. Thanks.
Answer by SWasson at 1:45 PM on Feb. 26, 2013
I think that if you feel that there may be a problem that you should absolutely mention it to the Dr. Better safe than sorry. Could be nothing but you never know. You have the appointment anyway so take advantage of his/her expertise. GL!
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:43 PM on Feb. 26, 2013
Answer by jerseydiva at 12:42 PM on Feb. 26, 2013
Have you tried a test to see if she is colorblind?
Answer by KristiS11384 at 12:46 PM on Feb. 26, 2013
Doesn't mean you wouldn't have been colorblind. Colorblindness is genetic and can still be passed on regardless of what other maladies may affect vision later in life.
Answer by KristiS11384 at 1:40 PM on Feb. 26, 2013
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Answer by okmanders at 11:33 PM on Feb. 26, 2013