|WHAT ARE VISUAL FIELDS?
When we talk of visual fields, we are referring to the side (peripheral) vision one has while looking straight ahead.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF STUDYING VISUAL FIELDS?
By measuring the extent and the intensity of one’s visual field, many visual and general health conditions can be detected. Some of these conditions are: glaucoma, retinal detachments, retinal degeneration, optic neuritis, brain tumors, toxic effects of ingested items, the cause of visual flashes and floaters, and the visual field effects of traumatic and vascular cerebral and ocular accidents.
HOW IS THIS DONE?
With the use of our new computer visual field testing instrument, you merely follow the red light. The computer will randomly flash small lights in your side vision. When this occurs, you simply push a button to tell the instrument that you were able to see the light and how many. It will tell you when you are not looking straight ahead and will retest all the points that you missed. When you have completed the test, it will print out your results. All of this is accomplished efficiently, painlessly, accurately, and reliable, with valid results.
|WHEN IS IT NECESSARY TO HAVE THIS DONE?
Because it has the great potential to detect so many conditions, especially those which may not be determined by other means, we have included a screening program in our general examination procedure, without additional fee. If special concerns or more elaborate studies are necessary, we can use the versatile diagnostic capabilities of the automatic field plotter. This beautiful piece of the 2000′s technology is a great addition to our preliminary and diagnostic tests.
TRY THIS EXPERIMENT TO FIND YOUR OWN NORMAL BLIND SPOT:
Cover your left eye and look at the X below with your right eye at two inches away from your face. Keep looking at the X and slowly move the paper away from you. At about 13-16 inches the black dot to the right will disappear, if you are still looking at the X.