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 [...]
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.
That is an AutoRefractor. It estimates your prescription so that the doctor has a place to start from.
Everyone’s favorite machine at the eye doctor’s is called an NCT (Non-Contact Tonometer). It measures the pressure in the eye, and is a glaucoma screening test.