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An eye exam, on the other hand is a detailed examination of the eye, looking at the structure and health of the eye as well as all aspects of vision via a number of specialised machines or tools. A vision test may be included in a comprehensive eye exam, but in many cases a vision test may lead an optometrist to perform a comprehensive eye exam.
More appropriately referred to as Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD), colour blindness is not related to blindness at all, but rather is a deficiency in the way you see colour. The condition is far more prevalent in men than women, with around 8% of men having some form of CVD and only around 0.4% of women showing any signs of CVD.
Ageing and lifestyle can have an impact on your vision, but there are things you can do to improve the health of your eyes. While we’re still unsure about the underlying causes of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), we do know how to reduce the risks of developing the disease.