Publication

Amsler Grid Eye Test

June 23, 2015

Instructions

The Amsler grid can help detect early signs of retinal disease and monitor changes in vision after diagnosis.
To access the Amsler Grid Eye Test, follow this link or click on "Download as PDF" above. You may also request a magnetic version of the Amsler Grid by calling 1-855-345-6637.

  1. Hold this chart at a comfortable reading distance (generally, about 12-14 inches away). Wear your reading glasses if you normally use them.
  2. Cover one eye and focus on the black dot in the middle of the grid.
  3. Cover the other eye and repeat the test. If the lines appear to be wavy, dim, irregular or fuzzy, schedule an eye exam immediately.
THIS TEST DOES NOT REPLACE REGULAR EYE EXAMS.

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