How to Test for Macular Degeneration
This is how the test is performed:
- If you usually wear reading glasses or contact lenses, put them on to take this test.
- Close or cover one eye.
- Using the other eye, look at the black dot in the middle of the Amsler grid. If any of the lines in the grid look distorted or seem to be missing, this could be an indication that you are suffering from AMD.
- Repeat test using the eye previously covered.
The Amsler-Test is also available as a PDF file. To download the document, you will need the Adobe Acrobat-Reader.