Eye to Eye Optometry Clinic uses visual field testing as an assessment of a patient’s peripheral vision, which is important in the diagnosis and monitoring of numerous eye conditions. The patient sits in a dimly lit room in front of a curved screen, and pushes a button whenever they see a light. The computer records any areas where the patient does not see as well as they should. Some reasons why our optometrists may book a visual field test include suspicion or monitoring of glaucoma, inflammatory disease, and various cardiovascular conditions.
Computerized visual field testing usually takes 20-30 minutes, and we’re happy to be able to provide this test right in our own office. Visual field testing IS typically covered by Alberta Health Care. To learn more about visual field testing, please contact our Edmonton office today.