Amsler Grid

One of the more important things to do for a person concerned with AMD, is to check their vision with an Amsler grid.

They are easy to print, we have provided a link

While the test is easy to use, it is important to remember a few helpful hints. Avoid taking the test in a room with glare and try to keep the chart at a consistent distance.  Remember to test both eyes separately! And follow these simple steps:

  1. Hold the Amsler Grid at eye level and at a comfortable reading distance.
  2. Wear the eyeglasses or contacts you normally use for reading.
  3. Cover one eye.
  4. Fix your gaze on the center black dot.
  5. Try to notice if any portion of the grid is distorted, blurred or missing. Be sure to check the edges and corners too.
  6. Repeat with the other eye.

If your view of the grid has changed, contact your eye doctor.


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