This test is called the Amsler test, follow the instructions below the picture for self-diagnosis of macular degeneration.
Proper use of this grid will enable you to detect changes in your vision.
1 Place in some handy, well-lighted place, such as on your mirror, where you can look at it each morning, at approximately 12 to 14 inches from your face.
2 Wear the glasses you normally wear for reading. If you wear bifocals, use the bottom portion ( the reading portion) of the glasses.
3 Cover one eye and with the other eye look at the central white dot. All the lines should be straight and not broken. Mark with a pencil any areas of distortion, any gray or blurred spots where the lines are missing. Now check your other eye. If any changes are present and your doctor is not aware of them, notify him promptly.
Check each eye to detect any changes on the grid. If you notice new areas of distortion (wavy lines instead of straight lines, enlargement of the blank spot, especially in the central vision area near the dot), you need to get in touch with an ophthalmologist or with us.
Below you see examples of how it could look if you see the test distorted.
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