To evaluate your near vision, your eye doctor may use a small hand-held card called a Jaeger eye chart. The Jaeger chart consists of short blocks of text in. Searching for a free eye chart to test your vision at home? Here you’ll find a free downloadable vision chart with instructions. Provided by Vision Source. Functional Assessment – Acuity (Cranial. Nerve 2 – Optic). • Using hand held card. (held @ 14 inches) or. Snellen wall chart, assess ea eye separately. Allow.

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A few things to pay attention to: It can be difficult to measure visual acuity in infants, young children, and illiterate adults.

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How a Snellen eye chart and a “tumbling E” chart might look at your eye doctor’s office. Computer-based semi-automatic alternatives to the eye chart have been developed, but are not very common.

Handheld versions of Snellen charts are used for testing near vision as well. And they don’t measure items related to the health of your eyes, such as your eye fluid pressurewhether you have glaucoma, how dry your eyes are or whether your retinas are in good shape. Prior to interpreting abnormal findings, the examiner must understand the normal pathways by which visual impulses travel from the eye to the brain.


The normal sclera is white and surrounds the iris and pupil.

Hand Held Snellen Chart

They’ll point the way to the optic disc This will direct you towards the optic disc, the point at which the vessels enter the retina along with the head of the optic nerve.

The sclera is covered by a thin transparent membrane known as the conjunctiva, which reflects back onto the underside of the eyelids. Visit the EyeGlass Guide today!

In the setting of liver or blood disorders that cause hyperbilirubinemia, the sclera may handhels yellow, referred to as icterus.

Again, this will vary with the refractive error of both you and the patient. The patient should be allowed to wear their glasses and the results are referred to as “Best corrected vision.

For example, the Snellen chart is designed for use at 6 meters or 20 feet, and is thus appropriate for testing distance vision. The original Jaeger eye chart was developed in and contained seven paragraphs, each printed in a successively smaller font size.

Having said this, do not be discouraged if it takes a while before you’re able to identify structures with any degree of confidence.

Snellen Chart

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Elevates the eye when looking medially Superior rectus: The examiner closes one eye and the patient closes the one opposite. Medial movement along the horizontal plane. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


This is the result of loss of parasympathetics to muscles of pupillary constriction. He was struggling with it at first Practically, this is accomplished by covering the other eye with a hand, piece of paper, or a small paddle.

The denominator indicates the distance in feet at which a person with normal vision could stand to correctly identify the same symbols identified by the person tested.

Inadvertent exposure of one eye to anticholinergics can occur when nebulizers are used with a poor fitting mask. A Jaeger eye chart may be used in two different ways, depending on what your eye handhel is trying to measure:.

Try to examine the entire structure systematically, looking up, down, left and right. Eye charts are often used by health care professionals, such as optometristsphysicians or nursesto screen persons for vision impairment.

The chadt pupil constricts when exposed to bright light, known as the direct response. Arranged as a pyramid of sorts, the letters in the Snellen chart are specifically chosen and arranged to test your sharpness and clarity of vision at a baseline distance of 20 hwndheld.