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VISUAL FIELD TESTING
Our optometrists may recommend you to have your peripheral vision checked. At View Optometry we can do this by using an instrument called a visual field. You may also require a visual field test for your driver’s license. This additional testing would be covered by your B.C. Care Card.
Reasons the optometrist may want you to perform a visual field test:
- If the doctor suspects you may be developing glaucoma
- If you have a family history of glaucoma
- If you had or the doctor suspects you have had a stroke or tumor in the brain
- If you have an ocular disease that affects the optic nerve
- To determine if a lid droop is affecting your vision
- To obtain to driver’s license
- Baseline testing
Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)
What is an OCT?
An OCT uses light waves to take a scan of the back or front of your eye. It is similar to an ultrasound image in that it takes a cross section image of a part of your body with non-invasive techniques. Every eye exam at out clinic includes an OCT scan of your eyes.
Reasons the optometrist may want to take an OCT scan of your eyes:
If the doctor suspects you have a retinal disorder, glaucoma, or a corneal disorder
To monitor progression of an eye disease
If you have diabetes
If you have a family history of macular degeneration