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Color Vision Deficiency

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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.

How Do Contact Lenses For Color Blindness Work?

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By using different tints on the right and left contact lens, the brain is able to interpret the information and see the correct color. This works for all the main types of color blindness including Anomalous Trichromacy (Protanomaly, Deuteranomaly, and Tritanomaly) as well as Dichromacy (Protanopia, Deuteranopia, and Tritanopia).

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Shane M. Galan, OD

Dr. Galan specializes in contact lens and low vision. He fits all types of contact lenses. This includes soft lenses (astigmatism and bifocal) and hard lenses(rigid gas permeable). For those loved ones who have macular degeneration and or cataracts due to their decreased vision, conventional eyeglasses may not work well...

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What is Color Blindness?

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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 Types of Color Blindness are There?

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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:

  • Ishihara
  • Farnsworth D-15
  • Farnsworth D-100
  • Lanthony Desatursted
  • 15 Hue Test

Living With Color Blindness?

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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.

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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!