Take the Amsler Grid Self-Test

For best results, print this page before taking the test.

  1. If you wear glasses, wear them for the test.
  2. Cover one eye.
  3. Hold the grid about 10 inches away from the eye you are testing.
  4. Look at the center dot keeping your eye focused on it at all times.
  5. While looking directly at the center, and only the center, be sure that all the lines are straight and all the small squares are the same size.
  6. If you should notice any area on the grid that becomes distorted, blurred, discolored, or otherwise abnormal, have your eyes thoroughly examined right away.
  7. Test each eye separately.

A Few facts to consider: