Amsler Grid

grids Instructions for using the Amsler Grid
  • If you use reading glasses, wear them for this test
  • Make sure you have adequate lighting
  • Hold the grid at your normal reading distance
  • Cover one of your eyes with the palm of your hand
  • Stare at the center dot on the grid
  • While looking at the center dot, observe how the lines appear
    • Are any lines wavy or distorted?
    • Are any of the lines missing or blurry?
    • Are any of the boxes different in size or shape?
  • Test the other eye

This grid should be used daily as per instructions to test for symptoms of macular degeneration which can include one or more of the following symptoms:

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  • distortion where straight lines appear wavy or bent.
  • dark patches or empty spaces appearing in the center of your vision.

If you experience any concerns or distortion, please call at 866-340-EYES our office to schedule an appointment.