USE THE AMSLER GRID TO FIND OUT IF YOU NEED AN EYE SCREENING

Try the Amsler Grid:

Amsler Grid

DIRECTIONS:

  1. The distance from the Grid to our eye should be 12 inches
  2. If you usually wear reading glasses, keep them on
  3. Cover one eye (each eye is tested separately)
  4. Gaze directly at the center dot)
  5. While looking at the center dot, answer these three questions:
    • a) Can I see all four corners of the large square?  Yes   No 
    • b) Can I see all of the small squares?  Yes   No 
    • c) Are any of the small squares or lines blurry, wavy, or distorted in any way?  Yes   No 
  6. Repeat step #5 with the other eye, record your answers again
If you answered YES to any of the above questions, schedule an appointment with your eye care professional.

Photos courtesy of National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health.