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Visual impairments often develop over time and unnoticeably. Our vision test gives you an initial impression of your eyes' ability to see. Test your vision now! Please note: A self-test does not replace the professional eye test with an optometrist or ophthalmologist.

If you notice that you cannot see well close-up or from a distance, then you probably suffer from defective vision.

If you are short-sighted, you can see well close-up without spectacles, but in the distance everything is blurred and unclear. The most frequent cause is a longer eyeball (length myopia) meaning that the image emerges before the retina and therefore cannot be seen sharply.
Long-sightedness occurs in most cases from a shorter eyeball (length hyperopia). The image emerges behind the retina and is not shown sharply. For distance vision this can still be balanced relatively well for some time, but close-up vision is not clear.

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When your arms are too short to read: Presbyopia is the most frequent cause of defective vision as we get older.

Our eyesight in the near area deteriorates as we get older and books or letters have to be read with an extended arm. The ageing process of the eye and the accompanying decreasing elasticity of the eye lens are responsible.

In order to balance our presbyopia, a progressive lens is suitable for infinitely variable sharp vision in all distances. At the workplace you benefit from special computer spectacles with Ergo® near comfort lenses.

Test for presbyopia

Curved means that the cornea is not evenly shaped. Mild astigmatism is quite common.

Approx. 70% of all spectacle wearers are astigmatic. This means they have a corneal curvature. The different deformations of the cornea mean that the light is refracted differently and as a result, for example, round objects appear oval due to the distortion. This also explains the synonym "astigmatism".

Corneal curvatures are corrected with toric lenses. They can be optimally balanced out with Rodenstock lenses – and you can fully utilise your vision potential again.

Test for corneal curvature

A colour vision deficiency is also innate in most cases with many visual impairments. Men are more commonly affected than women.

Colour vision deficiency or colour blindness? The two terms are often used as synonyms. But the hereditary vision problems are by no means equal: Protanomaly or deuteranomaly describes a red or green colour vision deficiency. This means the colours can only be detected when they are particularly saturated and strong.

Colour blindness for different colours is called anopsia. In the case of protanopia or deuteranopia the affected individual is missing the colour receptors for red or green on the retina and the two colours are perceived as bright grey shades. Unfortunately, there are no treatment options available for a colour vision deficiency or colour blindness. However, with tinted lenses the frequently occurring light sensitivity can be alleviated.

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In simple terms, the retina is a projection area on which our environment is depicted. It guides the impulses caused by bursts of light to the brain.

The Amsler vision test is used to examine the retina. With the Amsler grid diseases affecting the centre of the retina can be identified. In the case of macular degeneration, the central visual acuity of an eye is fully or partially lost. As only the centre of the retina is affected, the field of vision at the sides is retained.
Macular degeneration must be treated professionally. If you do not have a good feeling with this vision test, please visit your ophthalmologist.

Test your retina function

The field of vision, also called field of view, is what we see when we look directly ahead with our head straight.

It covers everything that is depicted on the retina. Here it does not matter whether the things are sharp – also the environment that one perceives but cannot detect clearly is also included.

Test your field of vision

Improve your vision at a monitor

A few simple measures and a special pair of computer or near comfort spectacles guarantee improved visual comfort when working at the monitor. The settings of your monitor also play a role here.

Improve your vision at a monitor

Test your vision

What visual acuity do you have in the distance? Try it!

  1. Download our template and print it out.
  2. Secure the sheet on the wall at eye level and move back 4 metres (5 steps).
  3. Try to see to where the circular opening is pointing. Remember the line that you can still clearly and easily detect.
Download templatetest-for-visual-impairment.pdf (76 KB)
  • At which line could you no longer precisely detect the circular opening? The corresponding value describes your visual acuity for distance.

    Visual acuity 1.2 to 1.5:
    Congratulations! You have eyes like a hawk! However, you should not forget to regularly visit the optician or ophthalmologist to check your excellent vision.

    Visual acuity 1.0:

    You probably do not need spectacles. However, the eyes may change over time and the visual acuity may deteriorate. Therefore, timely examinations are advised.

    Visual acuity 0.8:

    This is the limit for safe driving. You should still have your eyes checked with the doctor or optician! Bear in mind that at night or in glaring conditions you have reduced visual acuity than in daylight.

    Visual acuity 0.4 to 0.6:

    Your visual acuity appears to be alarmingly low. Have your eyes professionally tested as soon as possible! You need spectacles, especially when driving.

Test for presbyopia

What visual acuity do you have in the immediate working distance
Do the self-test for an initial assessment!

  1. Download our template and print it out.
  2. Hold the page 40 cm from your eyes. This corresponds roughly to a typical reading distance.
  3. Read through line after line. Remember the value before the last line that you can still clearly and easily detect.
Downloadtest-for-presbyopia.pdf (18 KB)
  • The value that you remembered describes your visual acuity for near vision.

    Visual acuity 0.8 to 1.0:
    Congratulations! These values represent normal to very good vision. Repeat the test regularly to check your visual acuity.

    Visual acuity 0.4 to 0.6:
    These values are considered "reduced" and you probably need spectacles. A professional test with an optician or ophthalmologist is recommended!

    Visual acuity 0.1 to 0.32:
    Values in this range are considered as "visually impaired". You should therefore visit an optician or ophthalmologist straight away!

Test for corneal curvature

A corneal curvature (astigmatism) occurs when a point is depicted as a dash on the retina. Do the self-test now!

  1. Look at the four circles one after the other and observe the lines. Important: Do this first with each eye, then with two eyes together. You can then do the test with or without spectacles.
  2. See clear, black lines in all circles?
  • If the lines appear blurred or unclear in one or several directions, this may indicate eye irregularities. In this case you should visit your optician or ophthalmologist. If you also detect the differences of the lines with your spectacles, you should have your spectacles checked because an uncorrected astigmatism reduces your visual acuity.

Testing colour perception

Colours play an important role. Not only for the visual experience, but also for safety, e.g. in traffic. Test yourself and see whether you perceive colours correctly.

  1. Take a look at the image and try to recognise the numbers or letters.
  2. Choose between the possible answers!
  • I see an 8.
  • I see a 12.
  • I see something else.

If you are only able to recognise an 8 in the above image, it is possible you suffer from red-green colour blindness. A professional test with an optician or ophthalmologist is recommended!

If you are only able to recognise a 12 in the above image, it is possible you suffer from blue-yellow colour blindness. A professional test with an optician or ophthalmologist is recommended!

If you are able to recognise 182 in the above image, your colour perception is probably OK. Repeat the test regularly to check your colour perception.

  1. Take a look at the image and try to recognise the numbers or letters.
  2. Choose between the possible answers!
  • I see a 3.
  • I see something else.

If you are able to recognise 3 in the above image, your colour perception is probably OK. Repeat the test regularly to check your colour perception.

If you not able to recognise any number in the above image, it is possible you suffer from red-green colour blindness. A professional test with an optician or ophthalmologist is recommended!

  1. Take a look at the image and try to recognise the numbers or letters.
  2. Choose between the possible answers!
  • I see a C and an H.
  • I only see a 31.

If you are able to recognise a C and an H in the above image, your colour perception is probably OK. Repeat the test regularly to check your colour perception.

If you are only able to recognise a 31 in the above image, it is possible you suffer from red-green colour blindness. A professional test with an optician or ophthalmologist is recommended!

Test your retina function

The so-called Amsler test can detect dangerous retinal diseases. Test your retina function now!

  1. Look at the image from 30 cm away. If you need reading spectacles, please wear them. Take the test first with both eyes, then with the right and left eye.
  2. Answer the following questions:
    Do you see the small black square in the middle of the grid?
    Look at the square. Do you still recognise the entire grid network?
    Are all lines of the grid network parallel and black?
  • If you answered one or more questions with no, you should arrange an examination with your ophthalmologist immediately: This can be a sign of an abnormal change of the retina. Important: Repeat the test from time to time!

Test your field of vision

Individuals who perceive a rapid movement from the corner of the eye turn their head suddenly. This reflex allows us to respond to dangers in good time. Test how far your field of vision reaches now!

  1. Important: Do not wear spectacles for this test! Take a pen in your right hand and hold it at arm's length in front of your face.
  2. Cover the left eye with your free hand. Look straight ahead and maintain this viewing direction, while you slowly move the pen to the right in a crescent shape with the extended arm.
  3. Stop at the point at which your pen disappears from your field of vision. If you have a normal field of vision, your arm should be at a 90° angle to the starting point of the movement.
  4. Now guide the extended arm with the same movement to the other side of your body until the pen disappears from your field of vision. The angle should now be slightly smaller, roughly 60°, because the nose limits the field of vision.
  • If you think that you do not reach the specified angle, you should visit an ophthalmologist.

Improve your vision at a monitor

Configure your monitor for fatigue-free, better vision at work or in your spare time!

  1. Do you see 9 different, clearly distinguished and varying grey areas? The left field should be completely black, the right completely white.
  2. If this is not the case, change the brightness and contrast until you obtain the desired result.
  • • Take the time to ergonomically set up your workplace, e.g. seat height, monitor position, etc.
    • Make sure you blink regularly to avoid dry eyes.
    • Adapt the font size on the monitor so that you can read everything comfortably and without strain.
    • Look away from the screen now and again or take little breaks, because short breaks guarantee relaxation of the eye muscles.
    • Position the monitor approx. 50 cm from your eyes.