Color Blindness Diagnosis Palmer AK

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RichardP. McKinley,O.D.
P O Box 2062
Palmer, AK
 
Classic Eyeware
(907) 376-9173
935 Westpoint Dr Ste 207
Wasilla, AK
Services
Optometrist

JohnA. Demske,O.D.
(907) 376-9174
935 East Westpoint Drive,Suite 207
Wasilla, AK
 
Wal-Mart
(907) 376-0837
1350 S Seward Meridian Rd
Wasilla, AK
 
GregoryJ. Flaitz,O.D.
Hc 30 Box 5502-b
Wasilla, AK
 
Alaska Eye Care Centers
(907)-376-5266 800-478-5266
1700 E. Parks Hwy
Wasilla, AK
Services
Comprehensive eye exams for children and adults - Specialty contact lens Fitting, Orthokeratology, and CRT - Emergency Services - Same day appointments lab services available -    Insurance/Medicaid/Medicare - Vision assessment and correction - Laser vision correction consultation and management - Huge assortment of spectacle frames and contact lenses for every budget - On-site ophthalmic lens fabrication facilities.

EdwardC. Godnig,Jr.O.D.
(907) 376-3917
The Eye Guys,390 N. Main Street
Wasilla, AK
 
LynnJ. Coon,O.D.
(907) 376-9174
935 East Westpoint Drive,Suite 207
Wasilla, AK
 
Rich Mc Kinley OD
(907) 357-2021
3719 E Meridian Loop # C
Wasilla, AK
 
Kevin Berg OD
Kenai Vision Ctr
(907) 376-0837
1350 S Seward Meridian Rd
Wasilla, AK
 

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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