Contact Lenses for Color Blindness

Great color discrimination is required for pilots, electrical contractors, law enforcement, and other professions as well. Think of a police officer who happened to see the perpetrator in a green vehicle instead of a red one. This would certainly present a safety and security risk. For that reason, some occupations have demands for color vision.

Police officers, firefighters, individuals preparing to join the US Air Force or Armed Forces, the pilot / aviation industry, the merchant / maritime navy, the railroad, and many others require a good color vision. There are many children who aspire to one of these professions, only to find out after a long time and also a financial investment that they have a color deficiency.

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Disappointing to say the least! This is just one of many reasons why children should have a comprehensive eye exam and not just an eye exam at school or at the pediatrician’s office. ColorCorrection Systems allows you to overcome these work-related color vision demands by designing custom colorblind contact lenses, designed with the exact wavelength of light for each individual eye. Wearing our color blind lenses allows you to see the colors and what is intended during the color vision test

What’s the difference between color blindness, color deficiency, and color confusion?

Color blindness or achromatopsia is exceptionally rare. Only about 1 in 30,000 have achromatopsia. Many people think that they are “color blind”, but in reality they confuse the colors and have a color deficiency. Color deficiency is common, affecting 1 in 14 men. Inherited color deficiencies are related to the X chromosome. People who lack color vision still have shadow color correction glasses 
perception. Each tone will be assigned a name. Certainly, they will commonly name shades differently in contrast to someone with “regular” color vision. ColorCorrection System colorblind lenses are for those with all kinds of color deficiencies.

One of the more standard tests for color blindness is the Ishihara plaque color blind test. The patient has a collection of 38 circles composed of stained dots. Each circle has a shape (usually a number). Some are designed to be detected by a person with normal color vision, while others will simply be clear to a person with color blindness. This test can help an ophthalmologist to identify if the patient has cardiovascular disease, color vision deficiency.