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Dr. Patrick Henry, OD

Optometrist

Dr. Patrick Henry is an optometrist practicing in Rossford, OH. Dr. Henry specializing in providing eye care services to patients. As an optometrist, Dr. Henry performs eye exams, tests vision, corrects vision by prescribing eye glasses or contacts, detects certain eye disorders and manages and treats vision problems. Optometrists often work closely with ophthalmologists who may need to further treat patients with surgical procedures.
19 years Experience
Dr. Patrick Henry, OD
  • Rossford, OH
  • The Ohio State University, College of Optometry
  • Accepting new patients

Is there a cure for color blindness?

Cure, no. At least, currently, there is no cure for color blindness. But the name is VERY misleading... Absolute color blindness (seeing no color at all) is VERY rare. I tell READ MORE
Cure, no. At least, currently, there is no cure for color blindness. But the name is VERY misleading... Absolute color blindness (seeing no color at all) is VERY rare.

I tell my patients that it should be called color confusion. As what happens is the color sensors of the retina are stimulated in a way that a few colors are confused, but the majority of colors are fine. In my experience, there are only a few tasks/careers that people with color "blindness" cannot perform.

Most of the patients that I diagnose with color "blindness" are adults when I diagnose them, and they have lived 20 or 30 or 40 years and didn't even know they had a problem. So, although he may wear a combination of clothes that you may laugh at, he shouldn't have any serious issues.

There are also devices which can help people with color "blindness," such as http://enchroma.com/

I hope this helps.

Respectfully,

Patrick

How can I get my eyes more accustomed to contact lenses?

Contact lenses should NEVER hurt. Take them out and return to your doctor's office and let them know of the pain you are feeling.

Best of luck.
Patrick Henry, OD