WHAT IS AN OCT SCAN?
Are you looking for a quick and painless way to get a detailed view of your eye health? Look no further than optical coherence tomography (OCT). This non-invasive technology uses light waves to create detailed images of the layers of your retina, the nerve layer at the back of your eye. With OCT, our team of optometrists can easily detect early signs of eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Don’t wait until it’s too late to protect your vision. Ask about OCT during your next eye exam and take the first step towards maintaining healthy eyes
VISUAL FIELD TESTING
During a routine comprehensive eye exam, your optometrist may want to perform visual field testing to assess the full horizontal and vertical range and sensitivity of your vision. Visual field tests are used to detect blind spots (scotomas), which could be a sign of eye diseases. The size and shape of a scotoma offer important clues about the presence and severity of diseases of the eye, optic nerve and visual structures in the brain. Many eye and brain disorders can cause peripheral vision loss and other visual field abnormalities.
For example, optic nerve damage caused by glaucoma creates a very specific visual field defect. Other eye problems associated with blind spots and other visual field defects include optic nerve damage (optic neuropathy) from disease or damage to the light-sensitive inner lining of the eye (retina).
Brain abnormalities such as those caused by strokes or tumors can affect the visual field. In fact, the location of the stroke or tumor in the brain can frequently be determined by the size, shape and site of the visual field defect.