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Awesome Eye Care
(888) 875-4041
1845 Glacier Ave
Juneau, AK
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 1:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
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Robert A Breffeilh
(907) 586-2700
3268 Hospital Dr Ste A
Juneau, AK
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Vista Acquisition Llc
(907) 789-7119
8745 Glacier Hwy Ste 426
Juneau, AK
Services
Optometrist

MichaelJ. Bennett,O.D.
(907) 789-3175
9309 Glacier Highway,Suite A103
Juneau, AK
 
James Matson OD A PC
(907) 586-9864
800 Glacier Ave
Juneau, AK
Services
Optometrist

Gordon R Preecs
(907) 586-2700
3268 Hospital Dr
Juneau, AK
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Forrest Messerschmidt OD
(907) 789-1855
8800 Glacier Hwy # 105
Juneau, AK
 
Alaska Vision Ctr
(907) 586-9864
800 Glacier Ave
Juneau, AK
 
TimothyH. Strand,O.D.
(907) 463-4086
Eye Clinic Searhc,3245 Hospital Drive
Juneau, AK
 
Michael J Bennett
(907) 789-3175
9309 Glacier Hwy Ste A102
Juneau, AK
Services
Optometrist

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Color Blindness Diagnoses and Treatments

Colorblindness is a deficiency in the way colors are seen. With this vision problem, a person has difficulty distinguishing between certain colors, such as red and green or blue and yellow. Red-green color deficiency is by far the most common form of color blindness; less common is the blue-yellow deficiency. It is extremely rare to not be able to distinguish any color at all-this disease is called achromatopsia and usually accompanies other serious eye problems.

The cone cells of the retina are responsible for allowing us to see color. Each cone contains a specific pigment-either red, green, or blue. Color blindness occurs when one of those color pigments is missing or defective. The deficiency may be partial (affecting only some shades of a color) or complete (affecting all shades of the color). Color blindness sometimes occurs after a person is born. Some other diseases that can lead to color blindness include retinis pigmentosa, optic neuropathy, Alzheimer's, diabetes, glaucoma, leukemia, liver disease, alcoholism, age related macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, and sickle cell anemia. Injuries or strokes that damage the retina, optic nerve, or particular areas of the brain can also lead to color blindness. Some medications, such as certain antibiotics, barbituates, anit-tuberculosis drugs, high blood pressure meds, and several medications used to treat autoimmune and psychiatric problems, can cause color vision changes as well.

Symptoms You May Experience:
Certain colors may appear gray, or two colors that appear different to normal people may appear similar to a person with color blindness. People who are born with color vision problems may not notice the difficulty that they have in distinguishing certain colors when they are young...

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