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CANBERRA RETINA CLINIC

AMSLER COLOUR GRID

AMSLER COLOUR GRID


The Amsler Grid is used to test for and monitor symptoms of your eye condition.

Instructions

  • Perform the test with reading glasses or contact lenses, if you wear them.
  • If you are viewing this page on a desktop or laptop with at least a 15" (38cm) screen, view the grid from about an arm's length away.
  • If you are viewing the grid with an iPhone or other portable device, view it in portrait mode approximately 18cm from your eyes. 
  • You may also download a PDF file of the grid and print it out in full colour. Place the grid on a straight vertical surface at eye level and view it from a distance of 13" (33cm).
  • Focus on the central dot and assess the grid lines for distortion.
  • Cover one eye with your hand and focus with your uncovered eye.  Repeat with the other eye.
  • Compare the colours with the boxes.

Examples of distorted grid lines and colours - contact your ophthalmologist immediately.