A visual perimetry can be used to assess the sensitivity of the eye and the extent of peripheral vision. Damage to the nerve fibers in the ocular fundus caused by glaucoma is mainly studied, but it can also be implemented for other vision problems. There are several different examinations of the visual field. The consultant will determine the most suitable one for you.
is simple. The patient places their chin on a chin rest and will observe a series of flashing lights on the oval screen. The flashes may have different levels of brightness and appear at various points in the visual field. Upon noticing each flash, the patient must press the button and the device will record what is seen. The device checks each point repeatedly, so when the patient makes an error, the device can correct it.
The test usually takes about 5–7 minutes, but this may vary.
Contact lenses may be worn during the test, but if subsequent tests or a consultation are scheduled, it is advised to wear glasses. If you use reading glasses, please bring them with you.