Click the links below to be directed to the Pilestone UK site or EyeQue site to complete a free online color-blind test. After completing the test(s) you can return to the Pilestone Canada site for ordering to avoid UK taxes, international shipping, currency exchange, and duty charges:
Message from Pilestone Canada CEO about online computer testing:
I have been asked several times to share my experience using online testing. I myself am colorblind and have tried on many glasses and done multiple tests with Pilestone glasses and “other” companies glasses. After using Pilestone for 1 year I can say they all work, some better than others depending on your type of disability…..however, they are not a “cure” they are an enhancement for colors I have difficulty seeing. The glasses I use improves my color vision of about 80-90%. This is a very subjective observation as I can’t see through your eyes and you can’t see through mine. I have done the online color blind tests without my glasses and with my glasses on and the results vary depending on the glasses I use and the computer I use to do the test. Without my glasses, I get 3 right out of 13 slides. With my TYPE A glasses I get 4-5 right using my Dell laptop for the test. Using TYPE D glasses I get 11 right out of 13 slides using my Dell laptop screen. However, when I use my Apple iMac computer for testing I still get 4-5 right with TYPE A but NOW ONLY 4-5 right WITH TYPE D!! What the heck happened?? My results were wildly different depending on what computer I used. The color, luminance, etc of each computer monitor affects the colors on the screen which changes the outcomes of the test. After I bought my first glasses I used the “computer test” to determine if the glasses work after purchasing them. I now believe this is not as important as wearing them and asking yourself, do they help? Can I see colors I couldn’t see before? The test I propose you use to determine whether they work for you is to ask a friend who is not colorblind, what is that color you are looking at. If you can now see a color with the glasses on, that your friend sees, that you couldn’t see before without the glasses, then they work!! I know this is not scientific, however, after trying on all types of glasses and doing multiple tests on different computers this is what I do. I am a retired RN and not an optometrist. It really comes down to, do they work in my real world? I love my glasses and I continue to be amazed by how much I now see that I couldn’t see before. The best place to test them is outside on a sunny day…. go for a walk in the neighborhood, look at stop signs, flowers, cars, sunsets, but take a friend with you who can confirm what you believe you are seeing. One other thing. I never cried when I first tried on my glasses much to my family’s disappointment who were all recording my reaction on video ;) I hope this helps to demystify the glasses and create a realistic expectation.
Please use the online test to only determine if you are color-blind and help guide you to chose what type of lens to purchase.
Jim Millington CEO