Colour Vision Assessment
Colour vision deficiency, also known as colour blindness, is a common condition which affects around 8% of men and 0.5% of women. It is typically genetic in nature, and can cause a significant impact on identifying colours in daily activities. For certain occupations, such as electricians or Defence Force (Navy, Army) it may even be a limiting factor in future career progression while for children it may be the reason they have difficulty identifying shades of red or green, or confusion with colours in their drawings.
At Concord Eye Care we are equipped with the latest diagnostic tools for colour blindness, and offer a comprehensive colour vision assessment package, which includes the following:
- Assessment of day to day vision, and detailed ocular health assessment to assess if there are any pathological causes of the colour blindness.
- Conduct multiple types of colour vision testing, including catering tests to different types dAssone by certain occupations
- Determine the type and severity of the colour deficiency.
- Discuss options in how to manage colour blindness, which may include context clues, assistive technologies, and occupational considerations.
- Trial fitting of Iro Corrective lenses, to see if the colour blindness may be corrected with glasses or contact lenses.
Time: 60 minutes
Treatment Options for Colour Vision Deficiency
While there is currently no cure for colour vision deficiency, there are several treatment options that can help manage the condition. These may include:
- Iro Correction lenses (Colour-filtering lenses): These glasses or contact lenses can enhance colour perception by blocking certain wavelengths of light.
- Prescription glasses or contacts: In some cases, prescription lenses can improve colour vision by altering the way light enters the eye.
- Assistive Technology: Certains apps are able to help differentiate colours by using your phone’s camera.
- Vision therapy: This involves a series of exercises and activities designed to improve visual skills and function, which may help in cases of acquired colour vision deficiency involving stress.
We’ll work closely with you to determine the best treatment options for your individual needs and help you manage your colour vision deficiency.
Schedule Your Colour Vision Assessment Today
If you suspect that you may have a colour vision deficiency, or if you’ve been diagnosed with the condition and need management, we’re here to help.
Contact Concord Eye Care today to schedule your colour vision assessment