To find out if there is a sign of glaucoma damage to the optic nerve; for detection of central or peripheral retinal disease, macular degeneration, eyelid conditions such as ptosis or drooping, optic nerve disease, and diseases affecting the visual pathways within the brain, a special kind of testing is required called the Visual Field Test.
Not only does the Visual Field Test require state-of-the-art technology but the veteran experience of a professional team of ophthalmologists like the ones at Vista Eye Specialists, VA. Our friendly and qualified team is equipped to conduct this subjective eye sight examination, clearly instruct the patient so that he/she may cooperate completely and complete the procedure satisfactorily.
Visual Acuity Testing is conducted before Visual Field Testing. At Vista Eye Specialists, Culpeper and Fredericksburg, Visual Field Testing measures an individual’s entire scope of vision–their central and peripheral (side) vision—mapping each eye individually.
The advanced and computerized visual field testing devices at Vista Eye Specialists constantly monitors fixation which is the ability of the patient to maintain a consistent straight ahead gaze. Vista Eye Specialists conduct all categories of Visual Field Testing including Confrontational, Amsler grid, Static Perimetry, Kinetic Perimetry and Frequency Doubling Analysis.
The eye doctors at Vista Eye Specialists advise Visual Field Testing at least once a year for patients who are vulnerable to developing glaucoma. Those who have been diagnosed with glaucoma are subjected to two visual field tests annually.
The computer generated results of the Visual Field Test at Vista Eye Specialists serve to be a vital document to help diagnose and treat eye conditions in future. This compassionate and thorough eye care at Vista Eye Specialists is the reason why it is the choice of thousands of satisfied patients.