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Visual Field Testing

A visual field test measures how much 'side' vision you have. It is a straightforward test, painless, and does not involve eye drops. Essentially lights are flashed on, and you have to press a button whenever you see the light. Your head is kept still and you have to place your chin on a chin rest. The lights are bright or dim at different stages of the test. Some of the flashes are purely to check you are concentrating.

Each eye is tested separately and the entire test takes 15-45 minutes. Your optometrist may ask only for a driving licence visual field test, which takes 5-10 minutes. If you have just asked for a driving test or the clinic doctor advised you have one, you will be informed of the result by the clinic doctor, in writing, in a few weeks.

Normally the test is carried out by a computerised machine, called a Humphrey. Occasionally the manual test has to be used, a Goldman. For each test you have to look at a central point then press a buzzer each time you see the light.

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To all of our valued patients :

We are partially shutdown not selling glasses at this time and limiting how many patients can come into our optical at one time.

We hope to be selling glasses again in a few weeks around the beginning of May if not sooner.

I am doing urgent care such as eye infections, abrasions, etc and renewing expired eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions. We are selling and dispensing contact lenses and if they are not in stock we will mail them directly to you which not only helps to limit people in one place but is a convenience to you at no extra charge!

We strongly recommend that you wear a face mask when coming in for an exam and we are taking all of the precautions sterilizing our optical and equipment for the safety of everyone.

Our hours of operation are shortened temporarily to approximately from 10:00AM -2:00PM but will try our best to accommodate your needs in this time of the Corona Virus threat and cannot wait to be operating with a full schedule and staff hopefully soon.

Thank you so much for your understanding and support during this difficult time.

Jeffrey Krill O.D.