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Color Deficiency Screening for Improved Visual Performance in Sports
Color deficiency (blindness) affects an athletes ability to tell the difference between some colors and to track athletes and objects in motion or while they are moving. In some populations up to 9% of males and 1% of females suffer from color deficiency (the percent varies by an individuals ethic origin and genes inherited from parents). This page screens for the 8 variations of color blindness in 2 to 3 minutes.
While there is currently no treatment that repairs or replaces damaged or absent color cones in the eyes, a referral is generated if color blindness is detected. Most color deficient individuals who seek treatment report significant improvement in sports, school, other activities and work with colored filters that improve contrast.
Contrast filters enable color deficient players to:
Color Deficiency Symptoms