What is macular degeneration?
Macular degeneration, or age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 and older. AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows one to see fine detail, causing central vision loss. An early symptom of AMD includes the distortion of lines that may appear wavy.
How can it be treated?
There is no treatment for the most common version of AMD (“Dry” macular degeneration). The disease can be slowed down by eating green leafy vegetables and over-the-counter AREDS2 vitamins, such as CataRx. The best way to screen for all forms of macular degeneration is with an Amsler grid.
What is an Amsler grid?
An Amsler grid is a home-based screening device for macular degeneration and glaucoma. It is recommended by Ophthalmologists and Optometrists to help detect central visual field changes.
How do I use an Amsler grid?
Position this grade at a comfortable reading distance, about 12-14 inches away. If applicable, wear your reading glasses. Cover one eye and focus on the black dot in the center of the grid. Take note if any lines appear wavy or skewed. Cover the other eye and repeat the test. Contact your eye specialist if any grade lines appear distorted or discontinuous in either eye.
I bought the 3 pack and have these in my kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. Exactly as advertised.
My siblings and myself are at an age that we need to watch for various eye conditions. The Amsler grid is a simple and well accepted test. The use of a refrigerator magnet makes it very convenient. However, this 3 pack was a bit pricey for the product. I only ordered this product as I was short on time. I would save most of the money by printing it off on a magnet sheet.
Very durable magnet. It sticks to my refrigerator and to my bathroom vanity without a problem.
Such a simple product, but if you use it every fifth time you pass the fridge, it’s likely to help you catch any issues. My mother uses it and we are both thrilled with it!
My doctor suggested this product to test for macular degeneration. Very easy to use. Highly recommend it.
Amazon Customer –
FIVE STARS! Really good quality.
Easy to use with clear instructions.
Justin Rodriguez –
This is the best Amsler grid I have ever used. Study material, crisp font, and environmentally friendly. Sticks great to the fridge.
Michelle A –
Very durable and sticks really nicely onto my refrigerator!
DC barb –
This is exactly what I needed. It’s right there on the refrigerator and I can test myself each day without looking for a piece of paper in a drawer somewhere with the chart on it! Perfect.