Monday, February 24, 2014
Older We Get, Fewer Colors We See
"Abnormal color vision increases significantly with aging - affecting one-half or more of people in the oldest age groups, reports a study in Optometry and Vision Science," reports Medical News Today. "While few people younger than 70 have problems with color vision, the rate increases rapidly through later decades of life, according to the new research by Marilyn E. Schneck, PhD, and colleagues of The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, San Francisco. They write, 'We find the color discrimination declines with age and that the majority of color defects among the older population are of the blue-yellow type.'" Read more.