What is a visual fields test for?

The visual field test maps out for us your entire field of vision, from the center all the way out to the periphery.  It is a diagnostic tool for many diseases, including glaucoma, optic nerve problems, retinal disease, and even neurological issues between the back of the eye and the vision center in the brain.  Your eye doctor has been [...]

Should I have a picture of my retina taken?

Yes, even if your eyes are healthy, so that we can have a baseline we can always come back and compare to if we see changes.  Patients with healthy eyes should have it done every 3 years or so.  Patients with retinal disease, like diabetics, should have it done annually.

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