Some medications can affect vision but are necessary to control medical conditions. Visual fields are used to monitor subtle changes in the eyes even before the patient is able to perceive a change in their sight. Visual field testing lets us detect these changes which may not show up with a retinal evaluation alone.
The optometrists at Island Eyecare work with general physicians and specialists, when necessary, in order to determine if the dosage of medication needs to be altered. Because of this, it is important to inform your optometrist of any prescription medication you may be taking as it may affect your vision and ocular health.