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Common Eye Problems

Information on a range of common eye conditions and problems

Colour Blindness

Colour blindness – more correctly referred to as “colour vision deficiency” – is a very variable condition. Individual sufferers have difficulty with recognising different sets of colours on the spectrum. And the severity ranges from experiencing only slight difference in your appreciation of different hues, through to almost total inability to differentiate colours.

This condition occurs more often in men, affecting around 1 in 20 in the UK. It is much less common in women, affecting only 1 in 200. Total colour-blindess (i.e. seeing only shades of grey), however, is extremely rare.

People are not always aware that they suffer from mild colour vision deficiency. We strongly recommend having your eyes tested by your optician at least every 2 years. If you have any concerns at all about your colour perception, make sure you ask for an eye examination that includes a test for colour vision.

Treatment

There is no treatment for colour blindess. Sufferers generally have to adapt to the condition.

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Eyecare Through The Ages

It is important to look after your eyes from birth to old age and at every stage in between. Take a journey through the ages of eyecare for tips on how to best care for your eyes and vision through all life’s stages