Many years ago, I noticed that if I look at something (usually something fairly neutral or light-colored) with only my left eye, it looks distinctly red- or pink-tinted compared to the same thing viewed with both eyes. If I look at the same thing with only my right eye, it looks blue-tinted compared to the same thing viewed with both eyes. It’s never caused a problem as far as I know, and sometimes I amuse myself (when things get really, really, slow) by comparing the view from each eye.
My color vision has always been evaluated as normal (when getting eyes checked for new glasses, etc.). I am not color-blind. I asked my optometrist about it once, and he said he’d heard of the phenomenon (He’d heard that the dominant eye usually sees things more red), but didn’ t have a name for it and couldn’ t tell me why it happens.
So, does anyone know why this happens? Does it have a name? Is it simply that a person’s eyes, like other paired body parts, are rarely identical? I know people with one foot or breast slightly bigger than the other, so couldn’t one eye have cones that are more or less sensitive to particular colors of light?