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 are able to see clearly, but can’t see red, green, or blue light. Depending on your age and the severity of your condition, the effects of color deficiency may vary. Many 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 Falls Church, VA, Visual Health Doctors of Optometry is here to help.
Most people with a color deficiency acquire 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.
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 – During this test, you will arrange a set of colored plates in a certain order directed by our doctor.
Ishihara Test for Color Vision Deficiency – This is our most common test, which detects red/green color deficiency. Our optometrist will have you look at 38 plates that contain different colors and sizes of dots arranged in specific patterns. What you are able to see will determine your color deficiency.
HRR Color Vision Test – We use this test is used to diagnose acquired and congenital 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!