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 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 are able to see clearly, but can’t see red, green, or blue light. The effects of color deficiency vary depending on your age and the severity of your condition. Some 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 Arlington, VA, Visual Health Doctors of Optometry is here to help.
The vast majority of people with a color deficiency acquired the condition genetically, but some people can become color deficient due to diseases like diabetes and multiple sclerosis, or from certain medications and the natural aging process.
At Visual Health Doctors of Optometry, we offer the following color vision exams to determine whether or not you have a color deficiency, the type, and the severity.
Farnsworth D-15 – This test requires you to arrange a set of colored plates in a certain order directed by our doctor.
Ishihara Test for Color Vision Deficiency- This test 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 specific patterns. What you are able to see will determine your color deficiency.
HRR Color Vision Test – This test is used to diagnose congenital and acquired color deﬁciencies. Through the use of 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:
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!