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Color Vision Deficiency

colortestEverybody has three color pigments in their retinas in an equal ratio of red, green and blue. Color defective people have a deficiency of red or green or perhaps both. Color Correcting Contact Lens Filters work by changing the level of each color of the non-dominant eye. The brain is being sent two completely different sets of signals and the resultant confusion allows the brain to differentiate between colors which had previously looked the same. The result is that the color range perceived by the color deficient individual is increased two or three fold.

Color Corrective Contact Lens Filter Therapy does not give the color deficient person perfect color perception, but it does give them the ability to identify more colors, shades and hues and to differentiate between them.

  • Improve general color perception
  • Make colors brighter and clearer
  • Allow shades of color, previously unseen, to be observed and discriminated
  • Assist color naming
  • Enhance safety (e.g more easily identify traffic lights and brake lights)
  • Improve performance in some color vision tests

Color Corrective Contact Lenses are prescribed at Vision Care Consultants individually to each patient by our doctors in order to replicate and optimize the missing filters in the eye. They allow visibility in shades of colors, colors are more vivid, and increase color recognition of previously unseen colors.

Correct color identification is important for several reasons. Two primary reasons are communication and safety. We describe items by color and identify people by the style and color of clothing.. Communication becomes much harder when the other person has not been given the same information as you.

Color is also integrally tied to safety. In our society, green means “go” and red means “stop,” and not being able to see the distinction could mean the difference between life and death. For example traffic lights – relying on red, green and yellow colors – and the split second it takes for a colorblind person to remember that red is on the top and green is on the bottom may be the difference between stopping at the line and getting hit by cross traffic.

Correct color identification is ingrained in each of our daily lives. The Color Corrective Contact Lens Filter allows the color blind individual to move through the world as easily as those with normal color vision.

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VISION CARE CONSULTANTS COVID-19 CDC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT

Eyecare services are currently available for you, your children and family. However, please consult our Google Business page or call us for our current hours of operation. We want to advise you about the procedures and efforts that we are making to address the challenges regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus. (Read more)

Our efforts you can expect at our practice:

  • Staggered appointment times with minimal to no wait times in our reception area. Patients may also check in and wait outside in their cars to be called in for exam.
  • Following guidelines based upon medical evidence and closely monitoring the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Educating our doctors and staff on preventative measures provided by the CDC with daily staff meeting updates.
  • Increasing the frequency and extent of our cleaning practices, such as additional wipe downs of all hard surfaces including the front desk, examination rooms after every exam and additional cleaning for all “patient touch points” (door handles, eyeglasses, counter tops, and other high-touch surfaces).
  • Providing additional resources that are available to patients and employees including hand sanitizers, extra soap and paper towels at all sinks and restrooms.
  • Implementing heightened sanitation and hand-washing procedures for all staff.

OUR PATIENT REQUEST:

  • Only bring scheduled patients to the office (1-Accompanied adult per minor or elderly patient).

  • If you recently traveled to any of the high risk countries within the past 30 days, please, delay & reschedule your appointment for 30 days after you returned from your travel.

  • If you have any flu-like symptoms (fever, chills body aches, & trouble breathing), please, delay your appointment for 30 days.

  • If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, and you arrive at our office, we will kindly ask you to leave & reschedule your appointment

  • Please notify us as soon as possible if you need to reschedule your appointment. This allows us to release your reserved time to another patient.

With appropriate precautions we will together address this challenge and modify behaviors that will make us better prepared to face such challenges in the future. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Dr. Brawley, Dr. Friederich, Dr. Seibel, Dr. Wehner & Staff at Vision Care Consultants