Assessing the severity of colour vision loss in occupational environments

There is increasing concern with the minimum colour vision requirements that have been set within visually demanding, occupational environments, and the reliable assessment of human colour vision is becoming increasingly important.  A team at City University London has been awarded a three year grant for research into an accurate assessment of colour vision loss, with an analysis of colour vision certification requirements for Air Traffic Controllers, and current colour vision standards for seafarers.  They are collaborating with the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK and also with the Maritime Coastguard Agency.  Work has progressed well during the period of the grant, and is due to be completed in late 2014.