Colorblindness Can be Treated

May 22, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Dr. Thomas Azman, an optometrist in Baltimore, Maryland, has developed a groundbreaking treatment for colorblindness. This treatment utilizes contact lenses or glasses to filter the light that reaches the eyes. By changing the wavelength of the light, the lenses or glasses allow the patient to see color – some for the first time in their lives. This is a safe, non-surgical correction for a problem that has previously defied treatment.

Colorblindness afflicts many individuals from birth. Other people acquire colorblindness during their lifetime, either from a disease of the eye or as the side effect of a medication. Colorblindness is relatively common in males, affecting 1 in 12, while only 1 in 200 females suffer from colorblindness. The most common form of colorblindness is "color vision deficiency." A person with color vision deficiency will have difficulty distinguishing between greens and reds; under the medical definition of colorblindness, a colorblind person will see only blacks and gray.

Dr. Azman's success in treating color blindness is measurable. After being fitted with the lenses or glasses, his patients are able to pass the Ishihara Color Test. The Ishihara test is the test most commonly used by law enforcement agencies, the military, utility companies and railroads to determine the color recognition vision of their employees and job applicants. Colorblindness has previously been a barrier to applicants and employees in these industries and occupations. Dr. Azman's treatment may well provide new opportunities to individuals who have been disqualified in the past from working in these fields. In some instances, including in the military, the use of lenses or glasses to correct for colorblindness is permitted.

Dr. Azman's treatment for colorblindness is known as the Color Correction System. Patients are first tested to see if they have color blindness. If they do, the type of color blindness is then determined. In addition to fitting patients with glasses, Azman's treatment is the only one in the world to utilize contact lenses to correct colorblindness.

A graduate of the University of Maryland, Dr. Azman received his doctorate from the University of Alabama Medical Center School of Optometry. He has been in private practice since 1975, and he has received numerous awards and recognition for his work in the field of eyecare. He focuses his work on colorblindness, color vision deficiency and the treatment of these conditions.

Visit for more information on our colorblindness treatment. Dr. Azman is one of the founders of Azman Eye Care Specialists, which is located near Baltimore, Maryland, and can be reached at (888) 726-0085.