The visual field test is part of the pre-screening done before you eye examination. A visual field test is carried out to detect any blind sports in your peripheral vision and can be used to detect any early signs of problems such as glaucoma.
During your visual field test you will cover up one of your eyes with a patch and focus on a red light at the back of a screen. Around this light there will be flashes of green light in different intensities which will appear at different points in your visual field. For each of these lights you see, you will press a button. This will then be repeated with your other eye.
The results are interpreted during your eye exam by our optometrists Davina and Fiona.
Each year you come for an eye examination the visual field test will be repeated, this allows the optometrists to compare your results to previous years and monitor your vision if needs be.