The color vision test is part of a large web site that includes an overview of the human eye. This online test demonstrates the use of pseudo-isochromatic plates often used by eye specialists to determine the color efficiency of an individual's eyes.
The web site is designed to educate the viewer about the eye through the use of a tutorial called the "Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology of the Human Eye."
Target Student Population:
The target population is college level students.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Type of Material:
Text and graphics are used extensively, although this initial link is an activity designed to test for color deficiency.
The site is an excellent resource for gathering basic information about the human eye, common eye disorders, and some of the basic tests used by eye care practitioners.
A current browser is necessary.
Evaluation and Observation
As a simple over view of the human eye and its pathology the content is very good and well presented.
Students may need some further instruction to fully understand the subject.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This component of "Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology of the Human Eye" provides an effective means of testing for color deficiencies.
While it is noted that some of the discriminations may be difficult to make, it is suggested that if one has any problems that they should see an eye care professional. This is likely to lead to undue concern.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
For those who just want to take the color vision test that section of the site is very clear and easy to use, as is the whole section of the web site devoted to the human eye.
Other Issues and Comments:
It should be emphasized that the "Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology of the Human Eye," including the color vision test, is one part of a much larger and more personal web site, and no attempt has been made to review or comment on any other portion of that site. Other site components have been reviewed separately.