Test for visual impairment
What is your visual acuity at distances? Try it out!
Download our model and print it out.
Fasten the page to an empty wall at eye level and step back 4 metres (5 steps).
Try to see in what direction the circular opening is pointing. Take note of the row that you can read clearly without any problems.
In which row were you no longer able to recognise the circular opening? The corresponding value describes your visual acuity (visus) for distance.
Congratulations! You have the proverbial „eagle eyes„. Nevertheless, you should not forget to visit your optician, ophthalmologist and optometrist regularly in order to monitor your outstanding vision.
Most likely, you do not need glasses. However, eyes can change over time and vision can decrease. Therefore regular examinations are advisable.
This is the limit for safe car driving. Nevertheless, you should have your eyes checked by a doctor or optician. Keep in mind that in the night or if there is glare, visual acuity is less than during daylight.
Your visual acuity seems to be alarmingly low. Have your eyes checked professionally as soon as possible. You need glasses, especially for driving a car.