Are you one of the approximately 300 million people worldwide who suffer from color deficiency? Color deficiency, commonly referred to as color blindness, is the inability to distinguish specific shades of color. While many people refer to color deficiency as color blindness, full-color blindness is extremely rare. Most people with color deficiency have the ability to see clearly but cannot see green, blue, or red light. Overall, 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 need a color vision exam in Herndon, VA, Visual Health Doctors of Optometry is here to help.
Many people with a color deficiency acquired the condition genetically, but some people can become color deficient due to diseases like diabetes and multiple sclerosis. Some other factors include certain medications and 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 – During this test, our director will require you to arrange a set of colored plates in a certain order.
Ishihara Test for Color Vision Deficiency- This examination is the most common and detects red/green color deficiency. Our doctor will have you look at 38 plates that contain different sizes and colors of dots arranged in certain patterns. Your vision during this test see will determine your color deficiency.
HRR Color Vision Test – This test is used to diagnose congenital and acquired color deﬁciencies. By using multiple plates depicting simple shapes, our doctor can determine the type and severity of your color deficiency.
During 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!