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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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Hand Held Snellen Chart

The enellen 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 chxrt before you’re able to identify structures with any degree of confidence. Handheld versions of Snellen charts are used for testing near vision as well. If you can read the bottom row of letters, your visual acuity is very good. Normally, it’s invisible except for the fine blood vessels that run through it. Evaluation of the retina provides an opportunity to directly visualize these processes.

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It looks somewhat darker then the rest of the retina and, as opposed to the disc, has no distinct borders. You will not be able to visualize the entire retina at any one time approximately one disc diameter should be visible.

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage Pupil and Iris: Testing is then done starting at a point in front of the closed eyes.

The smallest paragraph you could read when holding the chart approximately 14 inches away determined your near visual acuity. Sympathetic sneklen traveling to the eye cause dilation of the pupil.

If the patient is unable to read any of the lines, indicative of a big problem if this was a new complaint, a gross estimate of what they are capable of seeing should be determined e. Conjunctivitis Blood can also accumulate underneath the conjunctiva when one of the small blood vessels within it ruptures.


The person removes any glasses or contact lenses, and stands or sits a standardized distance from the chart e. However, the logMAR chart has not yet been widely adopted. Shine a light in one eye and note that the pupil constricts direct response.

Arranged as hanrheld 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 feet.

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You would, in handheod, only include a visual field assessment if the patient complained of loss of sight; in particular “blind spots” or “holes” in their vision. 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 haandheld baseline distance of 20 feet.

Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 9 Decemberat CNs 3 Oculomotor4 Trochlear and 6 Abducens. Red Reflex Look through the viewing window at the patient’s pupil, using your right eye to examine their right eye. The retina has a refractile, orange-red appearance, varying a bit with the skin color and age of the patient. For example, pictured below is a patient who has suffered a traumatic left orbital injury. They are always nice and helpful. The subsequent dilation phase when light removed will be slower than normal.

You may need to gently remind them throughout the exam to continue looking in that direction as it is very difficult to examine a roving eyeball. Abduction when pupil moving along horizontal plane.

This is referred to as horizontal diplopia. If you are looking for a friendly professional eyecare provider, Regional Eyecare is for you! This may be the result of relatively minor trauma cough, sneeze, or direct blowa bleeding disorder or idiopathic. This is because dilation takes time and is a bit uncomfortable for the patient as it causes increased light sensitivity that lasts for several hours. The other rows contain letters that are progressively smaller.


That means you can read at 20 feet a letter that people with “normal” vision can read at feet. Stand in front of the patient. Starting with the 0 lens in place, rotate the adjustment wheel counter clockwise.

Research has shown that optotype “crowding” reduces visual acuity at the fovea as opposed to eccentric visual acuity once the optotype characters are closer than 4. Assessing Pupillary Response to Light: Typically the largest optotypes are in the top row.

Snellen Chart

It doesn’t really matter what number lens is required to achieve the clearest view. The Snellen chart is the most widely used. This occurs when the transmitted visual impulse is interrupted at some point in its path from the retina to the visual cortex in the back of the brain.

Patients typically report the onset of unilateral blurry vision over hours to days. Computer-based semi-automatic alternatives to the eye chart have been developed, but are not very common. Acuity should be preserved and the opposite eye should be normal. After testing without glasses or contact lenses, testing is repeated while the person wears them, if applicable.

Take advantage of any opportunity to perform an examination through a dilated pupil as this is a great way of learning. Tumor directly affecting CN3: Depresses the eye when looking laterally Medial rectus: The first part of the eye exam is an assessment of acuity.

This is because the afferents from the non-affected eye are responding appropriately to ambient light. The macula provides the sharpest vision. This means when you are 20 feet away from an object, you can comfortably see details that most people with normal vision can also see at 20 feet distance.