Color blindness treatment

People who can not perceive the difference between certain colors like other people can have color blindness. Usually the colors they cannot see are either red or green or blue. At the very least they cannot detect one color from the other. Color blindness is usually an inherited condition. However sometimes it can occur when a person suffers eye, nerve or brain injuries. Exposure to certain chemicals can also cause colorblindness. At this time there is no real cure for colorblindness. There is however, colorblindness correction in the form of certain types of contact lenses and tinted lenses that can be worn. In some cases eye surgery can be done to correct color blindness.

There are varying degrees of colorblindness and there are some people that do not even realize it they are not perceiving the colors correctly. In rare cases a person may not see any color at all. When the person suspects that they are color blind they should go to an experienced eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam. The eye doctor will commonly give a test called a “psuedoisochromatic plate test” to determine if the person is truly color blind and to what degree. Color blindness should be diagnosed as early as possible. Children who are color blind will have trouble with their learning capabilities. People who are color blind can undergo certain therapies that can help them with their colorblindness.

Color blindness treatment may or may not be possible depending upon its cause. Nowadays we have a specialized type of eye surgery that can be done that may be able to correct some cases of color blindness. If the colorblindness is caused by a disease the most effective color blindness correction will be to correct that disease. If the color blindness is caused by a problem with the brain rather than a problem with the eyes there is nothing that can be done to correct the color blindness.

Color blindness correction can be performed with the use of some surgical procedures that can be done now thanks to innovative advances in the treatment of various light conditions. These surgical procedures are only effective for people who have become color blind after birth and do not work for people who are born being color blind. Eye surgery can restore normal eyesight and improve the ability to correctly perceive colors for certain people who develop colorblindness later on in life. If the colorblindness is caused by cataracts it can be corrected by LASIK surgery.

Color blindness correction can also be accomplished by the use of certain color tinted lenses that are placed in regular eyeglasses or sunglasses. The tinted lens helps the person who is color blind to differentiate colors easier. The tinted lenses and in the eyeglasses can really help with color blindness correction for a lot of people who are just having trouble with color perception. For the individual who cannot see colors at all these tinted lenses are not effectively for colorblindness correction devices. The person who is totally colorblind may benefit from wearing eye glasses that have special side lenses. These types of glasses help the person’s ‘rod’ cells in their eyes to see color.

People who are color blind can see better when wearing these glasses that have darker side lenses because they block out more light from reaching their eyes. Many people report mixed results when wearing these types of lenses. They work well for some people but not for others. There are also some computer software available that can help the color blind person who works with computer images.

Last updated on Jan 16th, 2010 and filed under Vision Care. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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