Journal article

Does the Farnsworth D15 test predict the ability to name colours?

Barry L Cole, Judith M Orenstein

Clinical and Experimental Optometry | Published : 2003


BACKGROUND: The Farnsworth D15 test is designed to categorise colour vision deficiency as severe or moderate. The level of difficulty of the test was set so that those who passed it should be able to recognise surface colour codes, such as those used for electrical wiring. The test is widely used to provide advice to patients with abnormal colour vision and is often used for occupational selection when reliable recognition of surface colour codes is required. However, there has been only one previous study of the correlation between performance at the D15 test and the naming of surface colour codes and there has been no study of whether a person who passes the D15 can reliably name surface c..

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