Griffiths, M.D., P.C.
12110 Sunset Hills Road Suite 50 LL
Reston, Virginia 20190
703-834-9777 Fax 703-834-8187 Toll Free 800-294-1001
Here is how to use the graph above:
Make sure you are wearing your glasses or contact lenses when performing the test.
Prop or hang the grid flat against a wall or some other vertical structure
Sit 12 to 14 inches away from the grid
Cover one of your eyes (right eye)
Focus directly at the center dot for a few seconds
While continuing to focus at the center, make a mental note of how the other lines look. If the lines and squares are blurred, distorted or missing in any way, call your ophthalmologist immediately
Repeat the test for the other eye (left eye)
Note: This test can be used sitting in front of your computer. The grid can be found on the Macular Degeneration Partnership website (www.macd.net) or you can contact them for a free magnetic grid by registering as a partner. You can contact them at:
Macular Degeneration Partnership8733 Beverly Blvd., #201
Los Angeles, CA 90048