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What is Color Vision Deficiency?

Almost everyone has heard of color blindness at some point or another, but many people don’t know that, while a large percentage of eye care patients do suffer from a condition known as Color Vision Deficiency, very few people are truly color blind.

Color Vision Deficiency is a condition in which a person is unable to differentiate between different shades of color. It is the extreme case of Color Vision Deficiency, in which patients are completely unable to see color at all, that is commonly known as color blindness.

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Three Primary Categories of Color Vision Deficiency

There are three main types of Color Vision Deficiency:

  • Red-green color vision defects (this is the most common)
  • Blue-yellow color vision defects
  • Complete lack of color vision (aka – color blindness)

Is Color Vision Deficiency Treatable?

Color Vision Correction

Although Color Vision Correction will not give you perfect color vision, it will enable you to see a greater array of colors, shades and hue. This will help you start to tell the difference between different colors and shades.

Color Vision Correction can often help to:

  • Start to make colors brighter, clearer and more distinct
  • Improve your color perception
  • Help you start to identify and name colors
  • Allow you to see shades that you never saw before
  • Increase safety by helping you to distinguish traffic lights and brake lights more easily

Specialty Color Corrective contact lenses are prescribed for each patient to help correct the eye to compensate for missing color filters. These lenses help you see more colors and shades, and make colors “pop” more by making them sharper and more distinct.

Color Vision Correction is Possible at Our Color Blindness Correction center at Eyesymmetry Vision Center

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  • Are you a Pilot who needs to correct your Color Blindness?
  • Are you preparing to join the Air Force or US Military and want to correct your color blindness?

At Our Color Blindness Correction center at Eyesymmetry Vision Center, Color Blindness Correction Expert, Dr. Moshe Schwartz O.D., F.A.A.O. can create customized contact lenses to help you identify all colors easily and immediately.

At our practice, we will provide a color vision evaluation that thoroughly reviews your medical history, your prescription, and unique form of color blindness or color deficiency. We will prescribe for you a pair of customized color corrective lenses to help you pass:

  • The Ishihara Color Plate Test. (Also known as the Ishihara 38 Plates CVD Test or Ishihara Color Blindness Test.)
  • Farnsworth D-15 Color Vision Test.
  • The Rabin Cone Test — a revolutionary new color vision test used by the US Air Force.

Schedule your free consultation today to meet Color Blindness Correction Expert, Dr. Moshe Schwartz O.D., F.A.A.O. and start seeing in color for the first time.

What’s So Wrong With Having Color Vision Deficiency?

Many people don’t realize how much Color Vision Deficiency can negatively affect a person’s life, but think about it:

How many times a day do you reference color when you describe items or places? How often do you recognize other people by the color of the clothes they wear or the color of their hair or eyes?

If you can’t tell the difference between red and green, how will you know when to stop or go while driving? And simple directions become much harder if you can’t recognize landmarks or items of a certain shade or color.

When you consider this, it becomes easy to see why being able to see color properly is so important and why we help patients suffering from Color Vision Deficiency.

Learn more about Color Vision Deficiency

There are online tests that can help you discover if you have a color vision deficiency. We also recommend that you set up a consultation at our office.

Dr. Moshe Schwartz, O.D., F.A.A.O. has helped treat patients with color vision deficiency and can help provide a custom solution that is right for you. Our Owing Mills office is just a short distance from Baltimore, Maryland.

Why wait to discover the richness of color? Schedule your next specialty contact lens consultation at EyeSymmetry Vision Center.

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    Using a combination of color and contrast, the Rabin Cone Contrast test is a quantifiable measure of color vision, allowing detection of both hereditary and acquired color vision loss.
  • Color blindness, also known as Color Vision Deficiency, means that your eyes do not see color the way they should. Every color corresponds to a different wavelength; for example, red hues have a long wavelength, and bluish hues have a shorter one. If you have color blindness, your eyes do not react to the varying wavelengths.

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