Self-management

Lifestyle and home remedies

Try the following tips to help you work around your poor color vision.

  • Memorize the order of colored objects. If it's important to know individual colors, such as with traffic lights, memorize the order of the colors.
  • Label colored items that you want to match with other items. Have someone with good color vision help you sort and label your clothing. Arrange your clothes in your closet or drawers so that colors that can be worn together are near each other.
Nov. 04, 2016
References
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