Check Vision in the Blink of an Eye

December 31, 2006

To make a tool for checking nearvision, use glue to attach a spring clipto the end of a 16-inch-long 1/2-inchwooden dowel, then place a Snellennear vision card in the clip.

To make a tool for checking nearvision, use glue to attach a spring clipto the end of a 16-inch-long 1/2-inchwooden dowel, then place a Snellennear vision card in the clip. Thepatient or a nurse can easily hold thecard at the proper distance to obtainan accurate assessment of visualacuity. Check intermediate vision byusing a 32-inch dowel and an intermediatevision card.
-- Jonathan E. Reimer, MD
       Augusta, Ga