Visual Field Test for a Teenager?
JUN 03, 2014
My teenage daughter had trouble with the visual field test so the optometrist repeated the test with different results each time. The doctor didn't seem very concerned, saying it was a "hard test for some kids." Do you think a dilated eye exam should be scheduled?
The first question I have is why your optometrist felt a healthy teenager should have a visual field test. It is unusual to obtain a visual field in a child without a specific diagnosis in mind. I suggest a complete ocular examination including a dilated examination with an ophthalmologist.