Are you one of the approximately 300 million people worldwide who suffer from color deficiency? Commonly referred to as color blindness, color deficiency is the inability to distinguish some shades of color. Many people refer to color deficiency as color blindness, however, full-color blindness is extremely rare. Most people with a color deficiency are able to see clearly, but can’t see blue, red, or green 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 notice the impacts every day. 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 Fairfax, VA, Visual Health Doctors of Optometry is here to help.
In most cases, people with a color deficiency acquired the condition genetically, but some people can become color deficient due to diseases like multiple sclerosis and diabetes, or from certain medications and the natural aging process.
Visual Health Doctors of Optometry offers the following color vision exams to determine whether or not you have a color deficiency, the type, and the severity.
Farnsworth D-15 – While being directed by our doctor, this test requires you to arrange a set of colored plates in a certain order.
Ishihara Test for Color Vision Deficiency- Our most common test detects red/green color deficiency. During the exam, our doctor will have you look at 38 plates that contain different sizes and colors of dots arranged in specific patterns. What you are able to see will determine your color deficiency.
HRR Color Vision Test – This exam is used to diagnose congenital and acquired color deﬁciencies. With multiple plates depicting simple shapes, our doctor can determine the type and severity of your color deficiency.
Our doctor will determine which test will be best for your needs at your initial consultation.
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!