Online Farnsworth Lantern Test

Farnsworth Lantern is a color vision test used to measure the ability of individuals to identify maritime and aviation signal lights.


Our Farnsworth lantern test, with red,green and yellow color, are not performance evaluation tools and are only designed to be taken without glasses and any kind of colored lenses. As a result, please take care of following things BEFORE start the test:

  • Remove any glasses with colored lenses if you weared right now. The test is only designed to be taken with the naked eye. It will work only without colored lenses of any type and will lead to accurate results. Taking the online test with color correcting glasses to “prove” that they work is a misconception and inaccurate.

Farnsworth Lantern Test

The Farnsworth Lantern Test, or FALANT, is one of the best color vision tests initially developed to screen sailors for tasks requiring color vision, such as recognizing signal lights at night. This test screens for red-green deficiencies, but not the much rarer blue color deficiency.

How does it work?

Lantern Test shows a pair of vertically oriented lights consisting of red, green, or yellow-white combinations. The user is asked to identify the two colors (some of which are identical).

There are Nine color pairs are administered during the test, and It begins with a red/green color combination to allow the user to see these two colors pair before seeing a white light, which decreases testing errors.

The test shows colors for only two seconds, as color-deficient people can sometimes correctly identify the colors with prolonged exposure.

Yellow-white color, or one of the identical paired of yellow and white color made a 50% neutral grey filter to reduce luminance cues to the color-deficient patient.

Example1: Up - red, down - green

Example2: Up - yellow, down - red

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