Color Vision Testing

Color Vision Testing in Culpeper & King George

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Culpeper & King George optometrist Dr. Miles Press and the team at Eye Care of Virginia provide color vision testing services for the whole family. Our Culpeper & King George color vision testing services can help you determine if you suffer from poor color vision or color blindness. Whether you are suddenly struggling to tell the difference between certain colors or have a child who has never had color vision testing before, we have you covered.

When to See a Culpeper & King George Eye Doctor about Your Color Vision

Our experienced Culpeper & King George eye doctor is available to perform color vision tests that quickly and easily determine whether or not you suffer from color vision problems or even color blindness. The optometrist recommends color vision testing to all children because it is better to detect a problem of this kind early in life than later on. However, color vision problems can and do develop in adults who have otherwise never experienced such issues. This is yet another reason why it is so important to have yearly eye exams performed.

How Common is Color Blindness, and What Causes It?

Although much is said about color blindness, it is actually pretty rare. Approximately one in 12 men suffer from some degree of color blindness while approximately one in 200 women experience it. The vast majority of people inherit the condition. Therefore, if a child has poor color vision or color blindness, they have likely inherited it from a parent.

Genetics are often to blame for poor color vision, but other factors can trigger it too. These include:

  • aging
  • exposure to chemicals
  • certain medications
  • certain diseases, including diabetes, macular degeneration, Alzheimer's disease, alcoholism, Parkinson's disease and sickle cell anemia

When genetics are to blame, the cause is usually linked to a problem with the cones, or color-sensitive photoreceptors, in the retina. When disease causes poor color vision or color blindness, it's typically because it affects the optic nerve in some way. For example, this sometimes happens with glaucoma.

What to Expect During Culpeper & King George Color Vision Testing

When you come to our practice for Culpeper & King George color vision testing, you can expect a quick, easy time. During the test, you will be asked to cover one eye. The optometrist will then show you a series of cards featuring patterns of multicolored dots. If your color vision is okay, you will be able to discern numbers or symbols from the dots. If some sort of color vision issue is happening, however, you may struggle to find symbols or numbers amid the dots. When you switch to cover up the other eye, the optometrist will ask how the intensity of the colors that you perceive compares to that of the other eye.

Visit Our Optometrist in Culpeper & King George

There is no treatment for poor color vision or color blindness. If it's occurring due to an underlying cause, however, treating the underlying cause may resolve the issue. There are also colored filters for eyeglasses and contact lenses that may assist you in more easily discerning contrasts between different colors. Call us today at (540) 825-3937 to schedule an eye exam, or at our second location in King George at (540) 663-3937.

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Culpeper Office

Monday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

10:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

King George Office

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Press CARES about his patients, insurance or not AND he is the most thorough eye doctor I have ever been to. The prescription he gave me, made me see correctly, once again, I am so thankful. Dr Press and his staff are great!"
    Katrin H
  • "I'm so glad I changed eye doctors. I had been going to Dr. H by the hospital for a long time and he had given me a prescription for contacts that I tried and tried to wear with no success. Dr. Press gave the right "size" contacts and was able to walk out wearing the contacts with no problem! He has great manners and even took my blood pressure! Glad to have finally found a knowledgeable Optometrist I can SEE in a regular basis."
    Ines P
  • "I recently needed to change my vision prescription and was finally in need of bifocals. I went to see Dr. Miles Press for both convenience (local eye doctor) and because he accepted my insurance. I needed to have vision in my right eye adjusted several times, and several right lenses replaced. Dr.Miles Press worked tirelessly to make sure my vision was correct and I was never charged for each subsequent visit or lens replacement. I've never had an eye doctor like that before, that really cares and is fast and on the ball with knowledge to get you the correct prescription. He also cared that I went with Progressive lenses over bifocals because they provide three fields of view and eliminate the annoying line. To sum it up, an eye doctor that treats you like he would his own family is a rare experience. I will continue to go to Dr. Miles Press as long as he is in business and accepts my insurance. No question."
    Thomas C
  • "I didn't know my vision could change, and I also didn't know that I could see the world more clearly than how I was already seeing it! Dr. Press was professional and very helpful and educating! Highly recommend!"
    Karla N
  • "Dr. Miles Press was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. He explained a lot about my eye care that no Dr. has ever taken the time to do."
    Wendy S