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The Amsler grid is a grid with horizontal and vertical lines used to monitor the central vision of patients with macular degeneration.
Make sure you have good lighting
While wearing your glasses (if you normally wear them to read), hold the grid about 14 inches in front of you
Cover one eye and look at the center dot with the other eye
While looking at the center dot, evaluate the appearance of the grid. Do any of the lines look wavy, distorted, blurry or dark? Are any parts of the grid missing or have decreased contrast? If so contact your ophthalmologist immediately
Do the same with the other eye while wearing your glasses, and cover the eye you just tested