AMSLER GRID

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TO USE THE AMSLER GRID, FOLLOW THESE STEPS ONCE A DAY, EVERY DAY

  1. Wearing any glasses you normally use to read, hold the grid 12 to 15 inches away from your face in good light.

  2. Cover one eye.

  3. Look directly at the center dot with your uncovered eye and keep your eye focused on it.

  4. While looking directly at the center dot, take note if all grid lines look straight or if any lines/areas look blurry, wavy, dark or blank.

  5. Follow the same steps with the other eye.

 

If you notice any areas of the grid that appear darker, wavy, blank or different than what you normally see,

EXAMPLES OF ABNORMAL AMSLER GRIDS

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