Is Color Blindness Treatable? - Trillium Eyecare
+1 (904) 379-5450

Is Color Blindness Treatable?

July 30th, 2018

Can glasses correct color blindness?
No. Color blindness is caused by a gene that causes a malfunction in the rod photoreceptors, so that different wavelengths of light overlap more, and are less distiguishable from one another. This CANNOT be corrected with glasses, however, there is a special lens that enhances the differences between the wavelengths, and thereby makes them more easy to differentiate, giving the color-deficient wearer the ability to distinguish between certain colors that they previously couldn’t.

Locally owned and operated by optometrists in Jacksonville, Florida; we seek to provide our community with professional eye care for all ages.