Contact Lenses That Correct Color Blindness Are Here!
Diamond Vision is proud to offer comprehensive eye exams for color blindness or color vision deficiency.
Located in Rockville Center in Nassau County, Long Island, we are one of the only practices that specialize
in the correction of color blindness using corrective contact lenses.
For many of our patients they use their contact lens to help them pass the color screening test for
acceptance into federal government and military jobs which require passing the Isihara Color test.
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What is Color Blindness?
The complete inability to see color, known as color blindness, is a well-known phenomenon to many people. Although total color blindness is a very rare condition, it is part of a larger family of conditions known as Color Vision Deficiency, which is actually quite common.
Color Vision Deficiency entails the inability of the eye to tell the difference between different shades of color. It is the more severe cases of this disorder, in which the eye is completely unable to discern any color at all, that is commonly referred to as color blindness. At our Long Island, NY practice our eye doctor deals with patients with all forms of color blindness.
What are the Types of Color Blindness?
Short of total color blindness, two main types of Color Vision Deficiency exist, Red-Green (which is the most common form), and Blue-Yellow.
Additionally, Dr. Galan does the following color vision tests:
- Farnsworth D-15
- Farnsworth D-100
- Lanthony Desatursted
- 15 Hue Test
Living With Color Blindness?
Many of our patients at our Long Island, NY practice report how difficult this condition can make life for those who suffer from it. The inability to differentiate from red and green makes it impossible to know when to stop or go when at a traffic light.
People are often described by reference to the color of the clothes they wear, driving and walking directions are often given in terms of colored land marks it is quite common to receive color-based instructions on how to complete important activities. An inability to discern certain colors can, therefore, cause serious errors that lead to frustration at best and personal danger or harm at worst.
Despite these challenges, however, there is hope. Special corrective lenses can be prescribed by your doctor to help compensate for the missing color filters in your eyes. This is called Color Vision Correction.
Although it will not give you perfect color vision, it will allow you to see more colors and shades of colors, and can make colors more vivid and distinct, making these colors more easily recognizable to you.
Many of our patients ask us if the contact lenses can help them pass the Isishara test for their job screening. In our experience color correcting contact lenses prescribed by our eye doctor at our Long Island, NY practice are effective at passing the color blindness test.
For more information about Color Vision Deficiency and Color Vision Correction, contact us or schedule an appointment today!
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
- Monday:9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
- Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Thursday:9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
- Friday:8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
- Saturday:8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Questions & Answers: Color Blind Correction
Is there a cure for being color blind?
Currently there is no cure or treatment to fix being color blind. There are lenses that help differentiate between colors allowing people to pass tests for color vision deficiency such as the Ishihara test used by the FAA.
What test is used by the US military for color blindness?
The US military uses three tests, the Pseudoisochromatic Plate (PIP) Set, the Farnsworth Lantern (FALANT) and the OPTEC 900 for detecting color blindness.
What are some examples of careers that require testing for being color blind?
Many jobs require a color vision test such as: The US military, commercial pilots, police, and firefighters.