Central Vision

Test

Background

This test is intended at monitoring an individual’s central vision field.

We experience central vision when our eyes are focused straight ahead. This type is crucial for an individual’s ability to drive, read, and see details sharply. This type of vision is also crucial for the ability to make very important judgments like estimating distance and understanding details in the path ahead.

How it works

During the test the user is asked to identify whether the picture contains blurry or broken lines.

Results

Based on the answers, the test suggests if the user experiences issues with central vision field.

Recommendations

People most frequently experience problems with central vision during glaucoma. Patients with glaucoma are advised to take Central Vision test frequently for vision monitoring.

This test also helps to reveal macular degeneration. The macula forms part of the retina and is responsible for proper central vision. Macular degeneration occurs when there is a problem with the macula that leads to its deterioration. Macular degeneration is more common among people over 50, that’s why the disease is often referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

More information

Issues screened with this test