Visual Field Testing
Each eye is tested separately with a perimeter. This measures the sensitivity of central and peripheral (sideways) vision. The test takes about 10-15 minutes per eye and is painless.
With one eye covered, you look into a small semi-circular bowl and focus on a small light. Small dim lights are then projected on the center and sides of the bowl. You will be asked to push a buzzer when you see these lights. Each eye is tested individually. Results are compared to a “normal” profile for someone your age, as well as to any previous tests you’ve had.
Since your eyes do not have to be dilated, you will be able to drive after the testing, provided you are not having another dilated test on the same day. Visual Field Testing is done at all offices with the exception of Middleboro.