Understanding your Visual Field

"Understanding the Glaucoma Visual Field Test"

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 Insight into Monitoring Glaucoma Progression 

At Peachtree Ophthalmology, located at Norcross near Peachtree Corners, we prioritize comprehensive glaucoma care, including regular visual field tests to monitor disease progression. Here’s an overview of what the Glaucoma Visual Field Test entails: 

  1. Objective of the Test: The glaucoma visual field Test, also known as perimetry, is conducted to assess the full horizontal and vertical range of a patient’s vision. The primary objective is to detect any areas of vision loss or visual field defects, which can be indicative of glaucoma progression.
  2. How the Test is Conducted: During the test, patients are asked to focus on a central point while responding to the appearance of lights in their peripheral vision. The lights are presented at varying intensities and locations across the visual field. Patients indicate when they see each light, allowing the eye care professional to create a detailed map of the patient’s visual sensitivity.
  3. Frequency of Testing: The frequency of glaucoma visual field tests depends on the severity of glaucoma and the individual’s risk factors. For those with established glaucoma, regular visual field tests are crucial to monitor changes over time and adjust treatment plans accordingly.
  4. Detecting Visual Field Loss: visual field defects in glaucoma often occur gradually and may not be noticeable to the patient. The visual field test is sensitive enough to detect subtle changes, enabling early intervention to preserve remaining vision.
  5. Assessing Treatment Efficacy: For individuals undergoing glaucoma treatment, the visual field test helps assess the effectiveness of interventions in controlling intraocular pressure and preventing further optic nerve damage.
  6. Personalized Care: Dr. Washington utilizes the information gathered from glaucoma visual field Tests to tailor treatment plans to each patient’s specific needs. This ensures a personalized approach to managing glaucoma and optimizing visual outcomes.
  7. Patient Experience: The test is painless and typically takes around 15-30 minutes to complete. Patients are encouraged to relax and respond truthfully to each visual stimulus to ensure accurate results.
Peachtree Ophthalmology- Eye Doctor Near Me in Norcross GA

Regular Glaucoma Visual Field Tests play a crucial role in the ongoing management of glaucoma, allowing our eye doctor to make informed decisions about treatment adjustments and preserving the patient’s visual function. Schedule an appointment at Peachtree Ophthalmology, located in Norcross near Peachtree Corners Georgia, for your comprehensive glaucoma evaluation and personalized care. 

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.


4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

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