Are there alternatives to visual field testing, which would be less painful for me?
APR 21, 2022
When I do visual field testing, it causes neck pain due to an old injury. Is there a shorter version or a different test which would be less painful?
There are shorter test versions that can be performed on some visual field machines
, however in certain situations the longer test versions may be necessary. In either case, good positioning is important: you should be seated comfortably with your back straight and at the appropriate height for the test bowl, meaning you should not have to slump to reach the chin rest or stretch to reach the forehead rest. You should discuss this problem with your eye care provider.