Check Yourself1,2

Using the Amsler Grid is one way you can assess the quality of your central vision in the comfort of your own home.

How to use the Amsler Grid:1,2

  • Wear your reading glasses
  • Sit about 14 inches away from the screen
  • Cover the left eye
  • Focus your right eye on the dark dot
  • You should also be aware of the lines of the grid
  • Answer the questions given below
  • Now, cover the right eye and repeat the test with your left eye.


Please Note: The Amsler Grid is not a substitute to getting your eyes examined regularly


1. The Amsler Grid. Available at http/; Accessed on Oct 05, 2017.

2. Crossland M, Rubin G; The Amsler chart: absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Br J Ophthalmol.2007;91:391-393.