A visual field test measures how much ‘side or peripheral’ vision you have. It is used to detect blind spots in your vision.
It is a straightforward test, painless, and does not involve eye drops. Essentially it involves responding to flashes of lights that are presented to you by clicking a button on a joystick. The machine will collate the responses you’ve given and plot onto a graph which will then be interpreted by our eye care professional.
A visual field test can detect vision loss caused by anything ranging from from eye diseases such as glaucoma to possible tumors or strokes.
Visual field testing is available at our Optika Pender gardens clinic at the cost of 80 euro.
A Visual fields test is separate to an eye test and may be booked together with an eye test or as an appointment on its own. Appointments may be tailored according to your needs.
For a full Glaucoma package which includes the visual fields test, intraocular pressure measurement as well as an OCT scan the cost is of 150 euro.