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Visual Fields Test

Hospital-quality testing to detect serious conditions before you’re even aware of them

Gold-standard visual fields testing

We offer the most accurate test possible to measure what you can see ‘out of the corner of your eye’ because it can – literally – save your sight.


Kings Hill Opticians’ expertise

  1. Hospital-quality equipment: We use the ZEISS Humphrey's Visual Field analyser, commonly used in hospitals and regarded as the most accurate machine available to measure the sensitivity and extent of your visual fields. Visual fields defects only show up when at least 30% of your field of vision is already lost, meaning conditions such as glaucoma can go undiagnosed for many years. Early Detection with gold standard machines is therefore vital.
  2. Painless test: We measure your visual fields (how much you can see ‘out of the corner of your eye’) by flashing a series of random lights in your peripheral vision at varying levels of brightness.
  3. Expert analysis: Our expert optometrists analyse the results showing how wide and sensitive your field of vision is and use this information to identify potential complications.
  4. Joined-up health care: We have a very close relationship with other health carers for further opinion/referral to make sure you get the most effective treatment to protect and preserve your eye health and vision.   
  5. Regular monitoring: We provide regular monitoring to identify conditions early and to ensure any treatment is adapted appropriately if your condition changes.


Our sophisticated visual fields testing can identify many progressive eye diseases earlier than other tests, including:  

  • Glaucoma – damage to the optic nerve by the pressure of fluid inside your eye. If left untreated it can cause tunnel vision and, ultimately, total blindness.
  • Optic neuritis – inflammation of the optic nerve
  • Retinitis pigmentosa – a range of inherited conditions of the retina
  • Unexplained headaches – including identifying serious conditions such as brain tumours
  • Effect of CVA/ TIA/Strokes on Visual fields

Our expert solutions

We offer official Esterman visual fields test endorsed by the DVLA. Drivers must have a full visual field to be legal to drive as any restriction of your visual fields can impair your ability to judge distances correctly. Our accurate tests have, in some cases, enabled drivers to have their licences reinstated, after other tests had questioned the extent of their visual field.


Call 01732 875544 to book your appointment


"As a HGV driver, I had a DVLA visual eye test at well known high street opticians. When I got the letter back to say I had failed I was shocked I then booked an appointment to see a specialist consultant who told me to go and get done properly and sent me to Kingshill Opticians.  I had the DVLA test redone and sent the results of and passed. My Friend had to have 3 tests done at the same high street opticians to get it done properly.  My advise Ito anyone who needs a DVLA visual feild test or has a problem with their eyes is go and see the guys at Kingshill Opticians."

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2 Liberty Square
Kings Hill
West Malling
ME19 4AU

Telephone 01732 875544
Fax 01732 875533
Email [email protected]

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2 Liberty Square
Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent
ME19 4AU

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