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Amsler Grid

The Amsler Grid is a vision tool used by eye specialist to detect early signs of macular degeneration and other low vision problems.

To use the Amsler Grid, do the following:

  • Position the grid at a comfortable reading distance, and cover one eye.
  • Focus on the dot in the center of the grid.
  • Ask yourself the following questions.
    • Do you see blurred or wavy lines?
    • Do you see any missing areas or holes?
    • Do you see boxes that are different sizes or shapes?
  • Repeat steps 1-3 using your other eye.

Please consult with your eye care specialist if you feel that additional testing is needed.

Amsler Grid