Asked by: Eduvina Dmukhovskymedical health eye and vision conditions
How can I test my peripheral vision at home?
Last Updated: 6th April, 2020
- Start with a simple Confrontational Visual FieldExam.For this peripheral vision test, your eye doctor willsitright across from you and ask you to cover one eye.
- Participate in an Automated Perimetry Exam.
- Map your peripheral vision with a TargetScreenExam.
- Discuss your results and any recommended treatments.
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Keeping this in view, how can you tell if you are losing your peripheral vision?
Symptoms of Tunnel Vision / Peripheral VisionLoss
- Seeing glare or halos around lights and otherilluminatedobjects.
- Unusual pupil size.
- Increased or decreased sensitivity to light.
- Impaired night vision.
- Redness, soreness or swelling in one or both eyes.
One may also ask, what is the normal range of peripheral vision? A normal visual field is approximately 170degreesaround, with 100 degrees comprising the peripheralvision.Most people do not appreciate their peripheralvision untilthey begin to lose it. The loss of peripheralvision resultsin a condition known as tunnelvision.
Consequently, can you read with peripheral vision?
When you speed read in clumps,youread words in your peripheral as well as yourmacularvision. Using your peripheral visionallowsyou to read with fewer eye fixations becauseyourvision span is wider and you can see,read,and process more words at a time.
What happens when you lose your peripheral vision?
A common cause of loss ofperipheralvision (also called a peripheral fielddefect) is opticnerve damage from glaucoma. Eye "strokes"(occlusions) that blocknormal blood flow to the eye'sinternal structures,including the optic nerve, also can leadto loss ofperipheral vision.