Color blind? New test opens new opportunities

A new test could help people with poor color vision advance into careers which their sight would have previously prevented them from entering, including aviation, according to a report in Optometry Today.

The Colour Assessment and Diagnosis (CAD) test, which was developed by researchers at London’s City University, was commissioned by the UK Civil Aviation Authority and co-sponsored by the FAA. The results showed that many people with minimal color deficiencies can perform visually demanding and safety critical tasks just as well as those with normal color vision.

Read the full report at Optometry Today.

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