Visual Field & NCT Testing

Visual Field & NCT Testing

Beyond the Standard Vision Test.

Schedule Visual Field & NCT Exams for a thorough assessment of your eye health.

Visual Field & Neuro-ophthalmic Testing (NCT) at Nanston Vision

Uncovering Potential Issues for Optimal Eye Health.

At Nanston Vision, we believe in a comprehensive approach to eye care. In addition to routine eye exams, we offer advanced diagnostic testing like Visual Field (VF) and Neuro-ophthalmic Testing (NCT) to gain a deeper understanding of your visual system and detect potential eye conditions that may not be evident in a standard exam. These tests play a crucial role in early detection and management of various eye diseases, ensuring optimal vision and overall health.

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What is Neuro-ophthalmic Testing?

What You Need to Know

NCT is a specialized exam that evaluates the connection between your eyes and the nervous system. It assesses your eye movements, pupillary light reflexes, and other functions to detect potential neurological conditions that may affect your vision.

How is it Performed?

An NCT exam may involve a series of tests, including:

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What is Visual Field Testing?

What You Need to Know

A visual field test assesses your peripheral vision, or the complete area you can see without moving your eyes. This test helps identify blind spots (scotomas) that may be caused by conditions like glaucoma, stroke, or brain tumors

How is it Performed?

A visual field test is typically performed using a computerized machine. You’ll be seated comfortably and instructed to focus on a central point while lights are flashed in different areas of your peripheral vision. You’ll need to press a button whenever you detect a light.

Visual Field & NCT Testing

Frequently Asked Questions

While these tests are part of a comprehensive eye exam for everyone, they are particularly important for individuals with a higher risk of eye diseases like glaucoma, diabetes, or a family history of eye problems.

Abnormal test results don’t necessarily mean you have a serious condition. Our optometrist will discuss the findings with you and may recommend further testing or refer you to a specialist for additional evaluation.

Some insurance plans may cover visual field and NCT testing. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand your specific coverage details.