Visual field testing is an important part of most standard comprehensive eye exams. Visual field testing is a method to measure the entire scope of vision.
Visual field testing is one of the most effective diagnostic treatments in the detection of glaucoma. In glaucoma, the peripheral vision is affected first. However, it can also be used to detect central or peripheral retinal diseases, eyelid conditions such as drooping, optic nerve damage and conditions that affect the visual pathways from the optic nerve to the area of the brain where this information is processed into vision.
Visual field testing is also an important part of monitoring for people who are considered to be at risk for vision loss from disease and other problems, including those who have been diagnosed with the following:
Pituitary gland disorders
Central nervous system problems (such as a tumor that may be pressing on the brain)
High blood pressure
If you would like more information about visual field testing, or if you have concerns about your peripheral vision, please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with our experienced and knowledgeable eyecare team today.