Hi, Is there anyone else out there who thinks they might be a tetrachromat? Apparently 12% of women are supposed to have a 4th cone in their eye. This means they see a lot more colours than other people and tend to see more than one colour in a colour. They usually have a very good memory for colour and find it hard to find things that match.
I think I might be a Very Highly Sensitive Tetrachromat! I struggle with my very colourful visual world. I can see colour in colour and can never find the colour of clothing I want that is in my head.
My Irlens glasses help me blend light and dark in colour and manage my intense experience of light changing colour through the day and the seasons. They help things to be more balanced for me. And maybe in time they will allow me to enjoy my tetrachomacy gift more.
Tetrachromacy doesn’t make me an artist though, as it does others. My feelings about colour are all too confusing. But I think it makes me a healer. I use my special eyes to see beyond the colour of a person’s clothes and the substance of their physique to the person themselves – their energy.
What gift does your light and colour sensitivity lead you to?