6 September 2017 Color vision deficiencies and the child’s willingness for visual activity: preliminary research
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After a few weeks a newborn baby can recognize high contrasts in colors like black and white. They reach full color vision at the age of circa six months. Matching colors is the next milestone. Most children can do it at the age of two. Good color vision is one of the factors which indicate proper development of a child. Presented research shows the correlation between color vision and visual activity. The color vision of a group of children aged 3-8 was examined with saturated Farnsworth D-15. Fransworth test was performed twice - in a standard version and in a magnetic version. The time of completing standard and magnetic tests was measured. Furthermore, parents of subjects answered questions checking the children’s visual activity in 1 - 10 scale. Parents stated whether the child willingly watched books, colored coloring books, put puzzles or liked to play with blocks etc. The Fransworth D-15 test designed for color vision testing can be used to test younger children from the age of 3 years. These are preliminary studies which may be a useful tool for further, more accurate examination on a larger group of subjects.
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Malwina Geniusz, Malwina Geniusz, Marta Szmigiel, Marta Szmigiel, Maciej Geniusz, Maciej Geniusz, } "Color vision deficiencies and the child’s willingness for visual activity: preliminary research", Proc. SPIE 10367, Light in Nature VI, 103670J (6 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2274469; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2274469

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