Color blindness is a condition that affects millions of people around the globe. Dental hygienist, Savannah Allen (22), has been living with the condition since she was a small child. Naturally, her inability to precisely identify colors makes her job more difficult.
“I was scaling a patient and just going through my routine and I had one of the instructors come over and she was like, ‘You’ve missed everything,’ and I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ and she was like, ‘Look here here, here and here,’ and I’m like, ‘I can’t see. I have no idea what you’re talking about,’” Allen recalled.
The setback forced her to consider quitting becoming a dental hygienist until her classmates came together to help. They started a GoFundMe to buy Savannah colorblind assisting glasses.
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“UC Blue Ash dental hygienist student sees color for first time thanks to classmates”