Eye Examinations
Visual Field Testing

During comprehensive vision exams, Dr. Rodgers includes testing of peripheral (side) vision. This is accomplished with a visual field test.

Visual field tests measure the visual field of each eye, identify the presence of blind spots, and check for visual field abnormalities, all of which may indicate eye disease or brain disorders.

Reasons for visual field testing

Countless eye and brain disorders can cause visual field abnormalities and blind spots in the field of vision.

Visual field testing is used to detect all of the following conditions and disorders:

  • Glaucoma 
  • Central or peripheral retinal disease 
  • Ptosis (drooping eyelid) 
  • Optic nerve disease 
  • Macular degeneration 
  • Toxicity from certain medications 
  • Brain tumors 
  • Stroke 
  • Brain injury or swelling