X-Chrome Contact Lenses
These lenses are traditionally manufactured in a soft contact lens and at Ezekiel Eyes there are certain tests we use to evaluate if the X-Chrome lens is suitable for the patient.
Contact lenses are a good option for many individuals such as a natural field of view patient with active lifestyle and compared to spectacles generally offer better sight. The initial examination for contact lenses requires more time and follow up visits at Ezekiel Eyes are designed to maintain eye health.
For a patient to be a successful contact lens wearer proper cleaning and storage of the contact lenses, follow the wear schedule given by your Optometrist and have regular follow-up care as directed by your optometrist.
Their altered colour perception is due to a malfunction in the retina of the trichromatic-three-receptor colour (red, green, and blue) vision system.
In nearly all cases a more appropriate term to use would be colour deficiency because the anomaly does not produce a total absence of colour perception, but rather, the inability to discriminate between specific chromatic (colour) stimuli.
For many years, the X-Chrome lens has been used to improve colour discrimination in affected individuals. This lens is a red contact lens that is worn in the non-dominant eye. Its principle is to create what is referred to as retinal rivalry, which results in the brain being able to better distinguish between shades of colour.
For children and adults, the lenses will eliminate many of the academic challenges that arise when colour deficient students are faced with colour-coded learning and teaching materials. In addition, these lenses are ideal for colourblind people who want to improve the quality of many recreational activities.