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Colour vision deficiency (CVD) is more common than you might think. 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women have some degree of CVD, which dulls, mutes, or even changes what would be otherwise clear, vibrant colours. 

You deserve the most out of your vision, which is why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to introduce EnChroma lenses to our wide array of vision products. During your eye exam, we can diagnose the type of CVD you might have and provide you with lenses that match your needs.

To get started, all you need to do is book your appointment, and we can handle the rest!

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What is Colour Colour Vision Deficiency?

Colour vision deficiency, also known CVD or colour blindness, is a vision condition that affects your eye’s ability to see certain colours. Most people who have colour blindness can see some colours, but the type they have will affect how their eyes interpret secondary or tertiary colours.

For example, people with red-green colour blindness might have difficulty seeing the “red” in colours like orange or purple.

Colour blindness is caused when light-sensitive cells, known as photopigments, fail to read certain wavelengths of light that provide your colour vision.

There are 3 different categories of colour blindness. Some also have different types that cause them:

Red-Green Colour Blindness

Red-green colour blindness, the most common category, affects how you can interpret red and green. There are 4 different types of this:

  • Deuteranomaly causes green colours to look more red.
  • Protanomaly causes red to look more green.
  • Protanopia and deuteranopia make it difficult to tell the difference between red and green.

Blue-yellow colour blindness affects how your eyes interpret blue and yellow. There are 2 different types:

  • Tritanomaly affects your ability to distinguish the difference between blue and green and yellow and red.
  • Tritanopia mutes colour vibrancy and affects how your eyes tell the difference between blue and green, purple and red, and yellow and pink.

Complete colour blindness, or achromatopsia, is very rare and only affects 1 in 30,000 people. This condition is the complete lack of colour vision, meaning you can only see black, white, and shade of gray.

How Do EnChroma Lenses Work?

EnChroma lenses are the leading CVD aid recommended by eye care professionals worldwide.

These advanced lenses work by increasing the contrast between colour signals, particularly in those with red-green colour blindness conditions like deuteranomaly and protanomaly

EnChroma lenses will not give colour vision to those with complete colour blindness and are not intended to help those with blue-yellow colour deficiencies. However, our team can still examine your eyes to determine if EnChroma lenses are the right solution for you.

Take the EnChroma Colour Vision Test

How well do you know your vision? Many people can live with colour blindness for years before being diagnosed. In many cases, colour blindness does not affect how you can navigate your day-to-day; you only interpret colours a little differently than others.

But if you believe you might have colour blindness, you can take the EnChroma Colour Blind Test in less than 2 minutes! Take the test and then schedule your appointment with us today!

Our Location in Stoney Creek

Where to Find Us?

You can find Perception Eyecare in the Southmount Health Care Centre in the Fortinos Plaza.

Where To Park?

We’re located in a standalone health centre with ample free parking on 3 sides of the building.

Our Address

35 Upper Centennial Parkway,
Unit 1B

Stoney Creek, ON L8J 3W2

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