Approximately 300 million people worldwide suffer from color deficiency. Commonly referred to as color blindness, color deficiency is the inability to distinguish certain shades of color. Although many people refer to color deficiency as color blindness, full-color blindness is extremely rare. Most people with color deficiency can see clearly, but can’t distinguish red, green, or blue light. The effects of color deficiency vary depending on your age and the severity of your condition. Some people don’t even realize they have the condition, while others are impacted daily. Certain professions require exams to ensure your vision is optimal to perform the required duties. If you are in need of a color vision exam in Ashburn, VA, Visual Health Doctors of Optometry is here to help.
Most people with a color deficiency acquired the condition genetically, but some people can become color deficient due to diseases like diabetes and multiple sclerosis. Other causes could be due to certain medications or the natural aging process.
At Visual Health Doctors of Optometry, we offer the following color vision exams to determine if you have a color deficiency, the type, and the severity.
Farnsworth D-15 – This exam requires you to arrange a set of colored plates in a certain order directed by our doctor.
Ishihara Test for Color Vision Deficiency- Our most common test detects red/green color deficiency. The doctor will have you look at 38 plates that contain different sizes and colors of dots arranged in specific patterns. What you see will determine your color deficiency.
HRR Color Vision Test – This exam is used to diagnose congenital and acquired color deﬁciencies. Using multiple plates depicting simple shapes, our doctor can determine the type and severity of your color deficiency.
At your initial consultation, our doctor will determine which test will be best for your needs.
Visual Health Doctors of Optometry is your gateway to primary eye care. To schedule your appointment for a color vision exam, please fill out the form below or call us at any of the numbers below:
Arlington & Clarendon: 703-566-1856
Arlington in Ballston: 703-576-0144
Falls Church: 703-237-6500
If you want to learn more about our optometrist practice - where we offer the area's most convenient hours, where we offer a variety of generous payment options, and where your and your child's healthy vision is our top priority - Visual Health Doctors of Optometry is here to serve you!