COLOR VISION ABNORMALITIES

Colour Vision Abnormalities

Your Optometrist will test your functional vision and will determine whether you have a colour vision abnormality, as well as the degree or depth of the defect. The most common form of this problem is red/green; whilst blue/yellow colour vision defects are uncommon.

 The degree of the defect is important as a high degree causes confusion between red & green colours which can be very dangerous for certain situations.

 Below is a list of some occupations which are affected by colour vision defects;

  • Aerial Photographer
  • Air conditioner Installer / Mechanic
  • Air Traffic controller
  • Aircraft navigator
  • Aircraft pilot
  • Animal code enforcement
  • Applications / quality control specialist
  • Art teacher
  • Auto body printing technician
  • Biomedical equipment technician
  • Border patrol agent
  • Building inspector
  • Building plans examiner
  • Bus driver
  • Buyer for department store
  • CAD operators
  • Carpet sales
  • Civil aviation engineer
  • Civil aviation mechanic
  • Civil service (some positions)
  • Clinical lab technician
  • Clothing sales
  • Colour photographer
  • Colour printing press operator
  • Commercial printer
  • Communications operator
  • Communications technician
  • Computer service technician
  • Court judicial assistant
  • Court reporter
  • Criminal lab technician
  • Customs officer
  • Dairy grader
  • DEA special agent
  • Dental lab technician
  • Dentist
  • Deputy sheriff
  • Deputy US marshal
  • Digital image librarian
  • Drapery sales
  • Dry cleaning spotter
  • Editor/report production assistant
  • Electrician
  • Electronics assembler
  • Electronics technician
  • Emergency medical technicians
  • Engineering technician
  • Environmental engineer
  • Farm products grading inspector
  • FBI special agent
  • Firefighters
  • Freight conductor
  • Game warden
  • Graphic artist
  • Graphic artist
  • Graphic designer
  • Hazardous materials technician
  • Highway patrol man
  • IRS special agent
  • Lifeguards
  • Location specialist (water & sewer)
  • Maintenance service worker
  • Map makers
  • Meat inspector
  • Military (many positions)
  • Military engineer
  • Military pilot
  • Network systems administrator
  • Non-destructive inspector of metals
  • Nurses aids
  • Paint sales
  • Painter
  • Paramedics
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Photographic processor
  • Police officer
  • Prison corrections officer
  • Produce inspector
  • Professional truck drivers
  • Quality control specialist
  • Railroad conductor
  • Railway mechanic
  • Registered nurse
  • Sanitation specialist
  • School bus drivers
  • Shipping and receiving clerk
  • Software engineer (some types)
  • State park ranger
  • State trooper
  • Street lighting technician
  • Teachers (some positions)
  • Transit department secretary
  • Transit vehicle electronic technician
  • Transportation security screener
  • TV programming director
  • Vehicle maintenance supervisor
  • Wall covering sales
  • Warehouse worker / driver
  • Weather analyst
  • Youth program director
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