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What is Color Vision Deficiency?

Color vision deficiency, more widely known as color blindness, is a condition that affects your ability to recognize or discern certain types of colors. Even though you can see some colors while living with CVD, the type of color blindness you have can affect how you see other colors, or if they can see those colors at all.

CVD affects about 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women, and can be caused by genetics, eye disease, or injury.

CVD occurs when cells in your retina, known as photopigments, fail to recognize certain light wavelengths.

There are 3 types of color blindness:

Red-Green Color Blindness

Red-green color blindness, the most common, affects how your eyes interpret red and green. There are 4 types of red-green color blindness:

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

Blue-yellow color blindness affects how you see blue and yellow. There are 2 different types:

  • Tritanomaly makes it difficult to tell the difference between blue and green, or yellow and red.
  • Tritanopia makes it difficult to see the difference between blue and green, purple and red, or yellow and pink. It also mutes all color vibrancy.

Complete color blindness, or achromatopsia, is very rare and only affects 1 in 30,000 people.

Coast Optometry is one of the few eye care practices fully trained to test your color vision while providing corrective solutions that include advanced ophthalmic lenses matched to your needs

One of the ways we do this is with soft contact lenses, which has helped many of our patients pass tests that require strong skills for determining colors, like law enforcement, computer programming, construction, and fine arts.

Personalized Lenses for Your Prescription

Everyone’s eyes are unique, and there’s no magic button (or lens!) that works for every prescription. But, no matter your visual needs, you deserve top-quality options.

At Coast Optometry, you’ll find a caring and experienced team offering personalized solutions for every prescription. If you’re interested in more information about our specialty contact lenses, call us today to book your next appointment

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Where to Find Us?

You can find us on Warner Avenue just over a mile from the beach. We have plenty of parking out front!

Our Address

  • 5092 Warner Avenue
  • Huntington Beach, CA 92649

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 2:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

*Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: Closed from 12:30 PM–2:00 PM for lunch.

Our Eye Care Services

Advanced Contact Lens Care

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Keratoconus

Children’s Eye Exams

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