A new assessment of the normal ranges of the Farnsworth-Munsell 100-hue test scores

Am J Ophthalmol. 1982 May;93(5):635-42. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)77380-5.


We gave the Farnsworth-Munsell 100-hue color vision test to 232 normal subjects between 10 and 80 years of age. One half the subjects underwent binocular testing followed by monocular testing. In the other half monocular testing preceded binocular testing. Performance was better with both eyes than with either eye alone. The worst performance occurred on monocular tests in subjects without previous experience with the task (that is, those for whom this was the first test). The well-known age trend was apparent (children and elderly have the worst color vision). New data are provided for judging the point at which the total error score may be considered pathologic.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Color Perception
  • Color Perception Tests / methods*
  • Color Vision Defects / diagnosis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Reference Values