EDIpic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1645 times:
When was the last time you got you eyes tested?
As part of my daytime job, it is a necessity every year.
Again, after my latest test, no problems.....
What I 'see' is virtuality.
Remember: at least one in twelve men suffer from some type
of colour blindness. Haven't you seen comments by other
guys over the months occasionally commenting :
".....the shot has a blue cast....." (?)
That could be an uncalibrated monitor or someone
suffering protanopia or deuteranopia..
Always keep this in mind...
Get you eyes tested. It's more important than calibrating your monitor.
Cabbott From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 497 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1470 times:
Don't think I need my eyes tested, I aint ever crashed into a plane yet! I always hear them before I see them.
Mind you in saying that I was handling the C17 last year on the short runway and as I cleared the 6000ft runway he was taxiing behind mind very very close! I.E less thank 25ft. He must have been in a hurry. He was on a training mission from Germany, they had a cargo of German finest wine and beer, maybe they saw customs coming.
Our eyes very important to us. Most opticians offer a free eye sight test. If you wish to work and drive on the airfield you have to pass the strict medical exam which included eyes and ears. In fact its the Class 1 HGV drivers exam you have to pass.
AndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1456 times:
If my eyes are good enough for my pilot's licence medical... Mind you, that's no measure - I do have a slight colour vision defect but it doesn't stop my flying, so I certainly won't let it stop me uploading to airliners.net
Milldoh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1423 times:
Well I'm color blind and to be quite honest, I have no idea if my pics have any cast. I can't tell. It's a lot less of a problem now than when I was younger because I've learned to recognize most of the colors, but it's tough sometimes.
AndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1417 times:
Yup... Those four are fine. I can see the numbers. The interesting this is that sometimes I can see the numbers, sometimes I can't. I honestly do not believe that these dot things are a consistant test.
I think it depends on what the light is like at the time of the test.
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 659 posts, RR: 17 Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1385 times:
Well I always thought I had great eyesight - I can read signs etc. at a greater distance than most people I know, no trouble reading fine print either. But last year I was getting more and more frequent headaches. To shut my wife up as much as anything, I went to the optician ... and guess what, I needed glasses. No problem with the eyesight as such, but the auto-focus function was a bit worn. Anyway, now my headaches are gone, and tiredness (esp. when driving) is much less.
Fortunately, this occured as I was changing cameras, so I was able to factor usability with glasses into the equation. Added bonus is that now I can shoot while wearing glasses, I can also shoot wearing sun-glasses which can be a real benefit on those rare bright summer days.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 20 Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1376 times:
When I was tested for military service, the test included a test for colour blindness. I passed with flying colours (doh), not colourblind (at least not so serious that they could detect it with those numberblobs).
This was over a decade ago, but apart from a generally blurred vision I have no real problems
Milldoh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1265 times:
ILS, you're wrong. Since it is recessive, if your mom has one chromosome with the colorblindness gene and one without the colorblindness gene she will not be colorblind. If her son inherits the colorblindness gene, he WILL be colorblind. If he doesn't, he won't.
So even if a mom is not colorblind, her son can be. For males, it's based only on the mother. Females need to inherit the colorblindness gene from both the mother and father to be colorblind. So for a female to be colorblind, her father has to be colorblind and her mother has to have the colorblindness gene on at least one chromosome.