This Simple Test Can Tell You a Lot About the Way You See Color | 22 Words

Most of us know at least one person who is colorblind. It's a truly interesting phenomenon that most people don't spend much time thinking about — unless you yourself are colorblind, of course.

Being colorblind can make many everyday tasks more challenging — such as choosing ripe fruit, reading traffic lights, and selecting outfits to wear for the day.

But here's the thing. You might be colorblind and not even realize it! Plenty of colorblind people go through years of their lives without realizing that they don't have normal color vision. That's where this test comes in.

It's called the Ishihara Color Test, and it's used to test individuals' color vision.

In order to take the test, sit approximately 30 inches from your phone screen or computer monitor and scroll through the following images, paying attention to what you see inside each circle.

Most importantly, keep in mind that this test is not a substitute for an actual medical opinion, and your results may vary based on your monitor settings. If you suspect you may be colorblind, it might be a good idea to meet with an eye doctor for confirmation.

Now, on with the test!

What number do you see in this circle?

The correct answer is 8. However, colorblind people may see a 3.

How about this one?

The correct answer is 6. Colorblind people may see a 5.

Next one:

The orange dots in this circle reveal a 29. If you're colorblind, you might see the number 70 instead.

Here's one more green-with-orange-numbers circle:

This circle contains the number 57. Colorblind people may see the number 35.

OK, moving on to orange circles with green letters:

What do you see here? Colorblind people may see a 2, while others see a 5.

And here?

If you're colorblind, you might see a 5. Non-colorblind people see a 3.

What two-digit number do you see below?

It's 15! If you see a 17 instead, it may indicate colorblindness.

Here's another two-digit number:

You should see the number 74. If you're colorblind, though, you might see a 21 instead.

Do you see a number in this circle?

Those with normal vision will easily be able to see the number 6. On the other hand, a majority of colorblind people will be unable to see any number at all.

How about in this one?

People with normal vision should not be able to see any numbers here. But people who are red-green colorblind should see a 5.

Next up:

Colorblind people may see a 2 here. Those with normal vision will not see any number.

And here?

People with normal vision and without colorblindness should, once again, see no number here. If you're colorblind, you might see a 45.

Here's another one:

Once again, people without colorblindness will not see any number. Colorblind people might see a 73.

Now for something slightly different. What do you see here?

If you see the number 26, you are probably not colorblind. Colorblind people may see either the 2 or the 6, but probably won't see both clearly.

This test plate is similar:

Those with normal color vision should see a 42. If you are colorblind, you may see either the 4 or the 2, or one number may appear fainter than the other.

What do you see here?

In this plate, people with normal color vision will be able to see a 35. People with colorblindness will see either the 3 or the 5.

This is the last one with numbers!

People with normal color vision should see the number 96. If you're colorblind, you might see only the 9, or only the 6.

Bring in the squiggly lines!

For the rest of the plates in this test, trace the lines that you see. In this plate, people with normal color vision should see two lines: a red one on top and a purple one on the bottom. If you're colorblind, you may see only one line.

How many lines do you see here?

In this case, you should see a purple line on the top and a red line on the bottom. Colorblind people may once again see only one line.

Can you see any lines here?

Those with red-green colorblindness might see a single line. Those without colorblindness will not see any traceable line.

Same for this one!

People with normal color vision will be unable to trace a line, while people who are colorblind may see a squiggly line they can trace.

Can you trace the line?

Those with normal color vision should be able to trace a green squiggly line. On the other hand, people with any form of colorblindness will be unable to trace the line.

How about this line?

Once again, people with normal color vision will be able to see and trace a single green line. Colorblind individuals will probably see no line to trace.

Trace the line:

If you see an orange, squiggly line, you probably have normal color vision. Those with colorblindness will not see a traceable line.

Can you trace the line here?

With normal color vision, you should see an orange squiggly line that is easy to trace. Colorblind people will be unable to trace the line.

This one has a bit of a twist:

In this plate, people with normal color vision will be able to see and trace a green squiggly line. To people with red-green colorblindness, the green line might also have some red in it. People with total colorblindness will be unable to trace any line.

Here's another one:

People with normal color vision will be able to see and trace a green squiggly line, while people with colorblindness will probably be unable to trace a line.

What do you see here?

In this plate, those with normal color vision should see a single squiggly line made up of red and orange dots. Colorblind people may not see a line at all. Or, they may see a line that is red and blue-green instead of red and orange.

Here's another test plate:

Normal color vision should result in being able to see an orange squiggly line. Colorblind people will not be able to trace a line.

And finally:

Everyone, regardless of their color vision, should be able to see the squiggly line here. Congrats! You made it to the end of the test! Remember: This is the Internet — we're not doctors! If you suspect you may be colorblind, it might be a good time to make an appointment with an eye doctor in order to get confirmation. Don't forget to share your results in the comments, and share this test with your friends!