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Any Different Color Perception between the two eyes?

If any body can relate to this, please try by closing one eye each time and notice the difference in colors if it exists…and if it’s relating to sz some how, I am a slightly short sighted as well, which I find it common in sz as well, if you agree with me.
I have noticed that situation of different vision and I assumed it was normal, but since I can’t find any trace of it on the net then it’s not normal. But I found this in a forum, which describes exactly the situation of my eyes;
" I have noticed that there is a very slight color difference (Hue) between my two eyes, unnoticeable when both are open.
I close my right eye, and looking with my left eye, I see that all the colors are slightly “warmer” (More intense, all the colors are tinted a bit with reds and yellows)
When I close my left eye and look with my right eye, I see that all the colors are slightly “cooler” (Less intense, all the colors look more gray, blue, and lighter)."

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sorry not me !
take care

I’m glad you’ve answered…thnx

I don’t think i do either.

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I see what you mean about the difference in what you see through one eye to the next! I found that I see more light on surfaces in my right eye and in my left the cours are more warm. What else have you noticed does one eye have a different mood to it or is your emotions tied into the eyes?

Lollie

It’s a slight difference in the color perception between the two eyes, as if I had 3D glasses, blue and red shades, it’s barely noticeable, and it’s not connected to any emotion

I’m near sighted. I do wear glasses or contacts depending on my mood. I never thought of my vision problem as SZ related. I just figured it was due to swimming in highly chlorinated pools most my life. I don’t have the color perception thing.

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This link may help as it appears others have asked this:
http://www.newscientist.com/blog/lastword/2008/03/rose-tinted-vision.html
I have a very similar experience and asked my opthomologist, here’s what he told me:

Why does one have a red tint and the other slightly green?
Your retinas have two types of cells for seeing: rods and cones. The cones detect colors and, as it turns out, there are three types of cones. Each type is more sensitive to either red, green, or blue. Since nature rarely really does things identically, your eyes probably have slightly different numbers of the red, green, and blue cones (with blue being fewest in both eyes). Your eye that sees green better simply has more green-sensitive cones and your eye that sees red better has more red-sensitive cones.

Each of us has minor variations in the number of each type of cell, and the differences are strong enough for us to have noticed and wondered about it.

As to why both eyes look fine, that’s a function of the brain. Some animal brains are more tuned to process movement than shape (For example, frogs really can only see something that’s moving), others are more attuned to shape than movement. Human brains readily process both, and have not only pattern recognition but multiple pattern recognition (that’s why we see the Peter/Paul picture as alternately faces and a vase).
When a person has crossed eyes (strabismus) their brain basically ignores one of the eyes (the weaker one) and they’ll see only one image. If a person one eye that’s simply a little weaker (my left one tends to be a little near-sighted), the brain will combine the ‘agreeing’ portions of the images and ignore the portions that aren’t as well-defined. The same thing is true for the color viewing: your brain is able to sort of combine the good and cancel out the bad so that you see the best you can in each situation.

That’s why you see a greenish tint with one eye, a reddish tint with the other, and fine with both.

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I’ve noticed a slight difference. I thought it might be because of my cataract.

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I have that too. Have always had as I can remember.

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