Colour vision testing: what can be achieved in everyday practice?

21 November 2011
Volume 12, Issue 4

Advising patients on the results of common colour vision tests.

Introduction

Congenital colour vision deficiency (CCVD) is common and optometrists are often approached for advice on the impact of a defect on a desired career path. The consulting-room arsenal is usually limited to the Ishihara test and perhaps the City University/D15 test. This article outlines the use and interpretation of these common colour vision tests, and how to advise patients on the basis of the results.

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