Step 1: Print and place this chart in a handy, well-lighted place (such as your mirror or refrigerator) where you can look at it on a regular basis.
Step 2: If you wear eyeglasses for reading, put them on. If you wear bifocals, use the bottom (reading) portion of the glasses.
Step 3: Stand back from the Amsler Grid so that your face is approximately 12 to 14 inches away from the Grid. Cover your right eye and look at the black dot in the middle of the left grid with your left eye open (with your eye fixated on the black dot). Mark with a pencil any areas where the lines appear missing, broken, crooked or wavy. Also mark any gray or blurred spots.
Step 4: Check your right eye by covering your left eye and looking at the right grid with your right eye open. Mark any problem areas.
Proper use of this Amsler Grid will enable you to detect changes in your vision. If any changes are present and your doctor is not aware of them, call Family Eye Care of the Carolinas (910 692-2020) immediately.
On a regular basis, check each eye to detect any changes. If you notice new areas of distortion, you should contact your eye care provider immediately.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, give us a call right away to schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors!