Accession Number : ADA113680

Title :   Procedures for Testing Color Vision,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC COMMITTEE ON VISION

Personal Author(s) : Pokorny,Joel ; Collins,Bill ; Howett,Gerald ; Lakowski,Romuald ; Lewis,Mark

PDF Url : ADA113680

Report Date : Jan 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : Color vision tests are used for a wide variety of purposes. Some of these include the rapid screening of congenital red-green defects in industry, transportation, and the military. The classification of discrimination ability within the population of congenital red-green defects is used for job assignment purposes. Another use for screening involves the recognition and diagnosis of congenital disorders for psychophysical or genetic study. In the clinic, screening is used for the recognition and differentiation of congenital and acquired disorders, for the classification of acquired disorders in patients with eye disease, and, in some cases, for the assessment of treatment or for tracking recovery from disease or trauma. Finally, in education and industry, screening for both color vision defects and color aptitudes is used for vocational guidance in occupations or professions that require color judgments. The two major problems faced by those who use color vision tests are (1) to know the color vision requirements of a given task; and (2) to select appropriate color vision tests. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Color vision, test methods, Requirements, Classification, Deficiencies, Discrimination

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE