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What is a color blind test?

What is a color blind test?

Testing device: These are a group of color vision recognition and confusion plates, discs and lights to determine the degree and type of color deficiency that is present in a test subject. Some are standard in ophthalmologists office and others are in laboratories. And some are available on line for anyone to test themselves. ...Read more

Dr. David Chandler
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Color Blind (Definition)

Ophthalmologist prefer to use the term color deficit as blindness conveys other meanings. Lowered color perception can be inherited (many forms), can result from advanced loss of retinal cells, inherited retinal disease, and some forms occur due to CNS injury. There are excellent tests for the various types and they can be functionally ...Read more


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Could you see the 2 in this color blind test?

Could you see the 2 in this color blind test?

If color normal: The tests are designed with little dots that are shaded along the axes of confusion for the color deficient. A color normal will see the indicated symbol or number while the deficient will miss it. ...Read more

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What's ishihara color blindness test?

What's ishihara color blindness test?

Color plates: The ishihara test plates are a series of dots of various colors with an embedded number or symbol which cannot be easily seen by the color deficient due to color confusion. They are the most commonly available test in ophthalmologists office although others are also available and some are better at separating the forms of color deficiency out. Ishihara is a good screening test. ...Read more

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How do you pass a color blindness test?

How do you pass a color blindness test?

Color blindness: You either look an image or put a set of colors in order. ...Read more

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How do they test a child for color blindness?

How do they test a child for color blindness?

COLOUR CHARTS: You show them a colour chart and ask them to name the colour. It is a simple test. ...Read more

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What are the tests involved for color blindness?

Color plates: The most commonly available test is the ishihara color recognition plates which present numbers buried in dots of color over the axis of color confusion for the deficient. This can tell severe from mild color deficiency. Other tests are availbale to tell which type of color deficiency you have. This does have some occupational significance. ...Read more

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Are there any good online color blindness tests?

Are there any good online color blindness tests?

Try this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwyrp3hu4ke

Then go to your eye doctor. Patients can fail this test due to refractive error problems (need glasses), corneal problems, optic nerve problems, and cataracts. ...Read more

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Do you know of tests for being a carrier of color blindness?

Do you know of tests for being a carrier of color blindness?

No: The easiest way is to ask your father. If he is color-blind then you are a carrier. Then ask your mother's father, if he is color-blind, then you have a 50% chance of being a carrier. If neither are color-blind, you cannot be a carrier. ...Read more

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Please describe the most accurate and comprehensive color blindness test?

It is: The anomaloscope which is a rarely used research instrument. The farnsworth 100 test is accurate and comprehensive but rarely used because the time it takes to do it and the extreme difficulty of the test. ...Read more

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What is the most accurate and comprehensive color blindness test available nowadays?

Anomaloscope: The anomaloscope is the most complete and compreshensive way to test color vision. The farnsworth 100 test is the next in line. ...Read more

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I have color blind and wearing spexes also, will I pass the medical test. No blood desease?

I have color blind and wearing spexes also, will I pass the medical test. No blood desease?

Depends: There is no relationship between ordinary color deficiency and acuity or the need for spectacles. Color blindness is not tested for instance on obtaining a driver's license. Some occupations do require this testing and if you are color deficient, you likely will fail that. There is no correlation with blood diseases or other systemic diseases. Most medical tests are not color dependent. ...Read more

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How can color blindness affect the way an individual looks at a color blind test?

Color confusion: The tests are designed usually with dots of color along the axis which a color deficient person might confuse them. So by lacking the ability to pick out certain colors, the number or figure will not stand out from the background of dots and so will not be recognized. Some tests are sophisticated enough to indicate which type of color blindness is present. ...Read more

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How does color blindness affect the way an individual looks during a color blind test?

Loss of color vision: In the retina of your eye, there are rods (for seeing in the dark) and cones (for seeing color and fine detail). There are three types of cones, similar to the three primary colors, and the color blindness test checks subtle differences between shades to see if you are missing cones of one of the color types (usually red or green). But usually you are not aware of any problem seeing things. ...Read more

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I took ishihara plate test on internet and it shows that I have red color blind (protanopia). What can cause it, and what can be done about it?

I took ishihara plate test on internet and it shows that I have red color blind (protanopia). What can cause it, and what can be done about it?

Genetics: Color vision is controlled by a gene on the x-chromosome. Females xx and males xy, making males more likely to be color blind.

Of the different types, red/green is the most common, with red being a sub-type of this.

You should see an ophthalmologist for an evaluation. If you are just now discovering this, it seems like you are pretty well adapted to your situation. ...Read more

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What's a good test to determine the level one is color blind?

What's a good test to determine the level one is color blind?

Color plates: Standardized testing of color vision can be performed by your eye doctor using specific color plates. Blue-green blindness is very common and usually easy to over come. Many people lead normal lives and never realize that they are color blind. Specific forms may cause more problems. A thorough evaluation by your eye doctor can determine the specific type and offer suggestions about management. ...Read more

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What tests can I take to figure out if I am color blind online?

Several sites: If you search color blind test, you will find several sites you may be able to use.
In any event, you should not rely on these tests alone to make the diagnosis, but should see an optometrist or opthalmologist. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I find a good color blind test online?

Google: Simply google "test for color blindness" and you will get several to choose from. The color mixture is not as purely reliably as carefully selected pages in a color vision testing booklet, the but internet depictions are quite reliable. ...Read more

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Before the color blindness test, how did doctors determine if people were color blind?

They asked them.: Since the color blindness tests have been around for at least a few hundred years, an ancient physician would just have had to ask. ...Read more

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How are the eye doctors test for color blindness?

How are the eye doctors test for color blindness?

Color charts: Most eye doctors own an ishihara color vision test booklet which can be used to determine if you are color deficient. There are other booklets as well, color caps, and other more sophisticated means to determine the degree and type of color deficiency you might have. ...Read more

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Taking my child to the optometrist to test for color blindness. How do we prepare?

No need to: It's a simple test where they show the child a book (called an ishihara) with numbers hidden within colored dots. He/she will be asked to identify the numbers and based on that the doc will be able to tell if he/she is color blind. ...Read more

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Which type of tests would an eye doctor do to tell if someone is color blind?

Color vision tests: The most common is the ishihara color vision test, where there are a series of pages which have numbers created with dots of different colors. Those with good color vision seen one number, and those with color blindness see a different number. ...Read more

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What is the rate of occurrence of color blindness in the u.S.?

What is the rate of occurrence of color blindness in the u.S.?

About 8%: The standard statistics for inherited color deficiency is about 7.5% in males and 1/2 % in females. This can vary somewhat with different racial groups. The degree of color deficiency and the type are variable so your ophthalmologist can test you and see in which category you are if that is important to you and also give you information about your family possibilities. ...Read more

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Is it common to develop color blindness in your mid 20s?

Rare: Color deficiency is inherited at birth. A few global diseases of the retina and rare strokes of the brain can affect color vision in an adult, but these are rare. ...Read more

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How can someone become color blind?

How can someone become color blind?

Mostly inherited: The most common forms of color blindness are inherited. They are that way from birth. Less common is developmental such as advanced diabetic retinal disease which fades out color recognition. Retinal degeneration like retinitis pigmentosa lead to color blindness and there is a rare form of stroke which can cause cortical color blindness. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm color blind. How to cure?

What to do if I'm color blind. How to cure?

No cure: Most color blindness comes from a genetic alteration in your light receptive pigments in the retina. This cannot be altered by current knowledge and technology. If you are 45 years, you probably will have adapted by now and chosen an occupation in which color recognition is not critical. ...Read more

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Why is my brother color blind when I'm not?

Why is my brother color blind when I'm not?

Are you female?: Color deficiency is most common in males as it is carried on the X chromosome. Your brother has an equal chance of getting one or the other X from your Mom and one of these had the deficient gene. If you are male, then you got the other one. If you are female then you might have one deficient X gene but your other, from your father, is normal. ...Read more

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What are some careers if you are color blind?

Almost anything: Being colorblind should not limit a person much in life — even some famous artists have been colorblind! The only restriction I can think of is that colorblind people are not allowed to get a commercial driver's license, so cannot become a professional trucker, but otherwise colorblind people can usually learn to recognize traffic light signals and drive a car without difficulty. ...Read more

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What are the bad things about being color blind?

Not too bad: Many color deficient persons never know about it. There are a few occupational limitations such as paint matching, artistry, printing, and fruit and vegetable grading to name a few. Some occupations such as certain police jobs, pilots and commercial ship skippers require color normality. Most occupations do not require this and color deficiency is not a handicap. ...Read more

Dr. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more