As part of current research, work is in progress to establish a formal definition for face blindness and to have the condition formally recognised
For many people with face blindness, once they become aware of the existence of this condition, their lived experience is sufficient proof that they are affected by it. You can check out some of the common indicators of face blindness are listed in our Quiz “So you think you may be face blind …”
However, there are also a number of routes to getting an assessment of your face recognition abilities and difficulties.
There are online tests which can give a provisional indication of whether you may have face blindness.
Famous Faces recognition
‘Test my brain’ research tools
These tests can help you learn more about your particular abilities or difficulties, while also participating in scientific research
For a more indepth analysis of your specific difficulties, you can contact one of the research institutes nvestigating prosopagnosia.
However, when volunteering to participate in a research project, you should be aware that research tests and projects are designed primarily for the purpose of furthering specific areas of research, rather than to give you an insight into your particular difficulties, and there is unlikely to be any follow up support.
People with Acquired Prosopagnosia (following a brain injury or trauma), may be referred to a clinical neuropsychologist working within the NHS or private practice, as part of their aftercare.
The British Psychological Society hold a directory of chartered psychologists in private practice.