Am I Color Blind? Let’s Make a Correct Diagnosis

Let Brill Eye Center make an accurate diagnosis of your color vision defect. Brill Eye Center uses two different highly reliable medical tests to ensure the accuracy of your diagnosis. The first is the Ishihara Color plates, which tells whether you have normal color vision or not. The second test is the Farnsworth Dichotomous Hue test, which gives us a specific diagnosis. A third test may also be used to further qualify you for additional color vision correction modalities involved with the Chromagen diagnostic lens kit. Though convenient, online color blind tests and phone apps just do not have the correct colors and ambient lighting.

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EnChroma Lenses: Color Blind Glasses

EnChroma® lenses incorporate a mix of optical technology and color vision science to allow you to see colors differently. These extraordinary color blind glasses mainly help people with a color deficiency distinguish between reds and greens. Warning: We are altering your color perception. It will take time for your brain to learn how to perceive this change in perception. EnChroma lenses get better as you gain more experience. Think how hard it would be to describe the smell of a skunk or the taste of root beer to a person from a place where neither smell nor taste exist.

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What is Color Blindness?

People who are color blind are actually color deficient and lack the ability to distinguish certain colors from each other. The most common form of color blindness is a red-green deficiency. This type of color deficiency is classified as deuteranopia or deuteranomaly.

Those who are color deficient are unable to see certain colors under normal light.

Who is Affected?

Millions of people worldwide are affected by color blindness. 8% of American males are color deficient. 0.5% of females are color deficient. That’s 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women. There are a variety of color deficiencies, but red-green is the most common.

People tend to think that those who are color blind see only black and white. Color blindness actually describes a diminished ability to see colors, which results in seeing variations of brown. Folks who see only black and white shades are monochromats and have poor overall vision, but this is a rare condition.

Most color blindness is inherited genetically. Women are the carriers of the genetic condition and it is carried on the X chromosome. There are medical conditions and diseases that cause acquired color vision deficiencies.

Symptoms and Causes of Color Blindness

Red-green color deficiency is the most common and these people see the world differently. Their red and green photopigments overlap abnormally making it difficult to distinguish colors from each other.

Venice with (left) and without (right) EnChroma

Solving the Problem

EnChroma functions similar to antibiotics when you are sick.
Antibiotics work by attacking specific bacteria that are making you ill. EnChroma works by using a filter to target certain photopigments that cut out select wavelengths of light to enhance specific colors.

This patent-pending method is called ‘multinotch’ filtering. EnChroma lenses divide the overlapping red and green colors, thereby improving vision for this type of color deficiency.

Are EnChroma Lenses Available in Prescription?

EnChroma is available in single vision, bifocals and progressive lenses. We can conveniently design EnChroma lenses to fit nearly any of the 2500 frames in our upscale showroom.

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Indoor and Computer Glasses

Color Blindness & EnChroma Facts

  • There are an estimated 300 million people in the world with color vision deficiency.
  • 1 in 12 men are color blind (8%).
  • 1 in 200 women are color blind (0.5%).
  • Color blindness is typically inherited genetically and carried recessively on the X chromosome.
  • While color blindness is often considered a mild disability, studies estimate that two-thirds of people with CVD feel it’s a handicap.
  • Red-green color blindness doesn’t mean only color confusion with red and green colors, but the whole color spectrum can cause confusion.
  • EnChroma glasses are the only specialty eyewear that alleviates red-green color blindness, enhancing colors without the compromise of color accuracy.
  • EnChroma emerged from three National Institutes of Health (NIH) SBIR funded studies on the feasibility of correcting color vision deficiency.
  • EnChroma started in 2010, after ten years of R&D.
  • A father can’t pass his red-green color blindness on to his sons.
  • If a woman is red-green color blind, all her sons will also be color blind.
  • John Dalton wrote the first scientific paper on color blindness. Color blindness is also referred to as Daltonism.
  • It’s extremely rare, but it’s possible to have normal color vision in one eye and color blindness in the other eye. This is called unilateral dichromacy.
  • The popular “red means bad and green means good” is a poor design for people with color blindness. A better choice would to use red–blue and yellow–blue color combinations.
  • Many people with color blindness cannot tell that the power connector on a MacBook changes color.
  • Lots of color blind people are surprised to find out that peanut butter is not green.

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