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Do each of your eyes see slightly different colors?

Asked by simone54 (7616points) August 30th, 2010

It seems like that each of my eyes see colors slightly different. If I’m in good light looking at something white, I can alternate closing each eye and the color will appear slightly different hues. Does anyone else have this?

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Not that I can tell, nope.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Yes. One eye sees red hues better, the other eye sees blue hues better, and this is the case for everyone. Not everyone actively notices it, but it’s natural.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Really?? I can’t tell a difference at all! Learn something new every day.

mangeons's avatar

Yes, I’ve often wondered why colors seen out of my left eye seem slightly more vivid and bright, while the colors seen out of my right eye have a slightly more sepia tone, more dull. I’ve no idea what causes this though.

I’ve also wondered if this happens to other people, and I guess that it does! Strange.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Hey, me too! Why is that?

shego's avatar

I thought I was the only one. Lol well I am glad to know I’m not alone anymore.

JessicaisinLove's avatar

I was told by an eye Doctor a long time ago I see red and greens differently in my left eye.
He also said it is more common in men than women.

jackm's avatar

@DrasticDreamer
I am pretty sure that is not true. We have the same anatomy in both eyes, and the same brain areas deal with data from both eyes after V1. In healthy people, there should be no difference between each eye.

@simone54
It may be nothing, but you should definitely go see a doctor. It could be a sign of an eye disease that is only affecting one eye.

Nullo's avatar

I’m in the same boat, or else one next to it. One eye sees more red, the other more blue.
My fourth and seventh eyes are the same way, but not 3, 5, or 6.

john65pennington's avatar

Do you have cataracts? your question leans toward a person with cataracts. i had this problem you described BEFORE i had cataract surgery. one eye was brighter in vision, than the other and car headlights had a halo around them. does this fit your situation?

simone54's avatar

I have always had this all my life.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@simone54 but havent you always had problems with your vision?

simone54's avatar

That’s true.

davidgro's avatar

Only if I have been wearing red/blue 3D glasses, or if one eye has been closed and the other not, or similarly, if one eye is exposed to the sun or other bright light and the other isn’t.
In all cases it evens out after a while in neutral light.

JessicaisinLove's avatar

@jackm Color blind was the term he used.

jackm's avatar

@DrasticDreamer
I have never heard of this, and we did not talk about it in my visual systems class. I googled it and could find no one reference this fact.

Where did you hear it?

DrasticDreamer's avatar

@jackm You know when you go to the eye doctor and they have those red and blue lights toward the ceiling? They have those and administer tests with them, for the very reason we’re talking about. I asked my eye doctor about them, and was then given an explanation. I’ve been busy, which is why it took me so long to get back to you, but I’ll try to find a good link and post it here.

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