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Visual Field Tests

Henson Field Screener

A visual field test is a method that is used to test a patient’s field of vision; this is their central and peripheral (side) vision.


At Michael Offord Optometrist we use the Henson Field Screener to measure the patients visual field, and to detect signs of Glaucoma, retinal disease and conditions that affect the visual pathways to the brain. It is the visual pathway that carries information from the eyes to the visual area of the brain where the image is processed into vision.

It is also essential to have good all round vision for driving, along with any situation where a person needs to be aware of what is happening around them, not just straight ahead.