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

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

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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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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Whats ishihara color blindness test?

Whats 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?

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

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