Here you'll find a series of tests in PDF format that you can print out on an A4 sheet. With these tests, you can easily assess your vision at different stages of life.
Please take the results of these tests as a recommendation and not as a diagnosis. Taking the test does not replace regular visits to your ophthalmologist.
Tumbling E Chart
Over 3 years old
People who can't read the alphabet (young children or people who don't know the English alphabet) can use the E-Chart, also known as the Tumbling E-chart.
This is the same scale as the Snellen map, but the only letter displayed is the letter 'E', in various spatial orientations.
The aim of this test is to indicate (usually the person uses their hand and points) the direction of the letter (right, left, up, down).
Over 5 years old
The classic example of an eye chart is the Snellen eye chart.
The top row contains a 'big E', then the other rows contain smaller and smaller letters.
The person has to read the smallest line of letters possible.
If he can read the bottom row of letters, his visual acuity is very good (20/20).
After the age of 40
The Amsler Grid is a graph with lines and a dot in the centre.
It is used to detect vision problems resulting from damage to the macula (the central part of the retina) or the optic nerve.
If you have dry AMD (age-related macular degeneration), check your vision in each eye every day or as often as your doctor advises. It only takes a few seconds. Don't forget to test both eyes.