Addressing Colour Blindness at Central Optometry
While many individuals living with colour vision deficiencies (also known as colour blindness) may believe that full-colour vision is beyond their reach, recent technological advances are helping colour-blind individuals see the world in a new light.
We offer EnChroma lenses to help our patients address colour vision deficiencies. Our team will explain the benefits of these lenses and help determine if EnChroma lenses are a suitable option for you.
Book your appointment online today and address your colour blindness with the friendly team at Central Optometry.
What Is Colour Blindness?
Our eyes use two types of specialized cells for vision: rods and cones. Each cone cell is programmed to detect either red, green, or blue light and send that information to our brains.
Colour blindness is a condition that occurs in people who have an imbalance in the light-sensitive pigments that detect one of the three colours or don’t have enough functional cones to detect all three colours equally.
Treating Colour Blindness with EnChroma
Patients with an imbalance in their functional cone types (typically related to red and green colour deficiencies) can consider using EnChroma spectacle lenses.
These unique lenses use multi-notch filtering to selectively filter out wavelengths of light that cause visual confusion or where excessive overlap of colour sensitivity occurs. The M (Green) and L (Red) photoreceptor cones are altered so that there is a greater amount of difference in colour discrimination along the “confusion line” for that individual.
EnChroma lenses are specially designed to reduce red-green colour blindness.
Take the EnChroma Colour Vision Test
Are you wondering if you might have colour blindness? The EnChroma colour vision test can help determine if your colour vision is deficient. Take the test below to find out.
Creative Solutions at Central Optometry
Colour blindness can be complicated to deal with, but you’re not alone. Our team at Central Optometry has the experience and expertise to help you address vision colour deficiency.
Schedule your appointment online today to see how EnChroma lenses can make a difference.