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Visual Fields

What's the damage? Find out with Visual Fields testing

Your visual field is the area that you can see without moving your head or eye.  Visual Fields Testing assesses the sensitivity of the centre and periphery of the eyes caused by glaucoma, diabetes or strokes. It is mandatory for re-application to the DVLA for driving licence.

Driving Requirements
Under current UK law if you need spectacles (or contact lenses) to meet the ‘standard of vision for driving’ you must wear them whenever you are driving - or you can be fined up to £1,000, receive 3 penalty points or be disqualified from driving. 

For more information regarding the current DVLA driving eyesight rules, click here.

During the test you will have to look at a little spot on the centre of the visual field screening machine and respond when you see the target (small white light) appear somewhere else on the screen.

 

Open and shut case

The average blink lasts about a tenth of a second, and we blink on average 12 times a minute.