glaucoma

What is Humphrey Visual Field Testing??

With it Glaucoma Awareness month, we’ve spoken a lot about being proactive and having an eye exam.

So you followed my advice and are going to do one. Congratulations! What happens next?

You will go to your ophthalmologist who will perform a Field Test on you. The most commonly used one is the Humphrey visual field which is a fixated light that is positioned central and some blinking lights on the site.

While focusing on the light straight in front of you, you have to press when you see the blinking light on the side. You have to do your best to stay focused ahead and not be tempted to peek to the side otherwise the test results will be compromised.

Any black spots on your test results indicate you have something obscuring your vision, most likely a glaucoma.