It is often recommended that children be screened for possible color vision deficiencies as early as possible. This paper examines the validity of commerciallyavailable color vision tests when used with young children (age three to seven years). It is concluded that with the possible exception of the anomaloscope, no test is entirely suited for children, in most cases because the test makes cognitive demands beyond the capability of the young child.
*Submitted September 13, 1974 for publication in the May, 1975 issue of the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPTOMETRY AND PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS. Study originally requested by Ms. C. Cloppas, Vision Consultant, Illinois Department of Public Health.
†Psychologist, Ph.D., Member of Faculty
AUTHOR'S ADDRESS: Dr. Kenneth R. Alexander Illinois College of Optometry 3241 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60616
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