Advanced Eye Tests
Advanced eye tests may be employed during a routine eye exam to give your optometrist a more in depth look at your eye health. These tests are often used in the early detection of eye disease.
Retinal imaging is a digital image taken of the retina, blood vessels and optic nerve located at the back of your eyes to assist in the early detection and management of certain eye diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes and hypertension. It is a painless test, no different to having your picture taken, and takes a few minutes to complete. It will provide your optometrist with not only a health assessment of your eye, but also a benchmark of what a normal image looks like for your eye in order to better detect any changes in the future.
Humphry Visual Field Test
A visual field test maps out what your world looks like to you. It measures the area of vision, or how wide of an area your eye can see. The test can be used for screening, monitoring and assisting in the diagnosis of certain conditions. The equipment that was have is the gold standard and is used by the local hospital eye service.