In our clinic, an automated static perimeter test of the visual field is performed.
It is a device which purpose is to examine your field of vision, i.e. it creates a map of what you can and cannot see.
An optometrist / nurse is with you during the test.
You sit in front of the device which looks like a round deep plate and your head is placed on a support for stability.
The untested eye is covered with a patch. It is necessary to look at the central part of the apparatus during the test. Small, dim lights will start to appear in different places and you need to press the button every time you see a light. The test tracks which lights you have not seen.
The lights do not move through the screen but shine at different intensities in different locations. This test is therefore static.
Some lights are stronger and easier to notice but some are very faint and barely noticeable. These dim lights that you can barely see determine your lower threshold for light sensitivity. This parameter is very important for the diagnosis of many diseases of both the retina and the optic nerve but also through this diagnostic method, diseases and conditions of the brain are detected.