The Importance of Understanding Color Vision Deficiency

By Brianna Bischoff
Ophthalmic Science Student, Raritan Valley Community College

Monday, August 29, 2016 1:05 PM The eye is a complex piece of anatomy capable of determining everything from broad shapes to precise details. Among the many tasks the eye is able to perform, one of the eye’s key tasks is to aid in the determination of the many variations of color.

Human Perception of Color

By Ari Siletz
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 2:30 PM Sunsets are red and so are tomatoes, yet these two reds are quite different. The word "red" by itself doesn't carry enough information to uniquely identify a particular sensation of color.

Color Vision Deficiencies

By Hyun S. Lee, Raritan Community College
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 11:00 AM As a human, one of the first things that newborn babies experience when they get through a mother’s womb is facing the light.

A Brief Look at the Theory of Color Perception

By Ari Siletz
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:00 AM Different wavelengths of light (electromagnetic waves) create different sensations of color. For example, objects that reflect wavelengths of light in the range of 620 to 750 nanometers (roughly 200 time smaller than the width of a human hair) appear red/orange to us.

Color for the Color Blind, Part One

By Mark Mattison-Shupnick, ABOM
Friday, June 20, 2014 2:30 PM I am always amazed at the fact that things we see in color are actually a sensation "felt." They are a sensory impression that is a physiological reaction to the wavelengths of light received by the color receptors in our retina.

White Is In The Eye of The Beholder

By Ari Siletz
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:00 AM To see how white balancing algorithms work in a computer (or digital camera) it's important to know what we mean by "white." First of all, "white" is relative. Something that looks white will look gray when compared to a brighter "white."

Life in Color: Providing Lenses for Color Deficiency is a Valued Service

By Robert S. Christensen, OD
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 10:25 AM Patients with deficient color vision now can be helped with specialty lenses. Here is how to make this new option a practice-builder.