The Amsler grid is used to screen and monitor for macular degeneration. This eye disease, which often strikes older adults, affects more than one million Canadians. It is the leading cause of vision loss in the elderly. The Amsler grid test is not a substitute for regularly scheduled eye exams! It is recommended that you see an optometrist at least once every two years, and once a year after the age of 50.
If you wear glasses, keep them on for the test. Make sure you are in an area with good lighting.
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