How to download the Eye Charts|
- Click on the small graphic icons on the right to view the charts. This will open a new page on your main browser.
Click 'File' on the menu bar of that new page and choose 'Print' if you are using Internet Explorer. Click 'File' then choose 'Print' if you are using Netscape Navigator.
- The Mister E eye chart is positioned in a vertical manner and can be printed on an 8 1/2 x 11 inches printing paper.
- The Small E chart on the otherhand is also positioned vertically to fit an 8 1/2 x 11 inches printing paper but should be used after printing in a horizontal manner.
- You can also choose to download the charts in Microsoft Word documents: Mister E Chart and Small E Chart.
Instructions for the use of the Eye Charts
Part I: Learning to Point
Part II: Checking the Vision
- Explain to the child that you will play a game with Mr. "E".
- Hold the chart in front of you so that Mr. "E" is pointing to your left.
- Show the child how to point three fingers in the same direction as Mr. "E".
- Turn the chart so that Mr. "E" is pointing down. Show the child again how to point with his fingers in the same direction as Mr. "E".
- Do the same in all directions (up, down, right, left) until the child understands how to correctly point in the same direction as Mr. "E".
- Now tape the second chart with the small "E"s to a well lighted wall at the child's eye level so that it can be clearly seen.
- Measure and mark a line on the floor 3 meters from the chart. Have the child stand at this line, facing the chart. Make sure the room is well lit but that the light is not shining or glaring directly in the child's eyes.
- Show the child how to cover his left eye with his hand so that he can not see with his left eye.
- Point to each of the small E's on the Small E Chart and ask the child to point in the same direction as the E, just like they did with Mr. "E".
- If the child points in the correct direction for at least 4 of the small E's, have the child cover their right eye and do the same test using their left eye. If the child again points in the correct direction for at least four of the small E's, the test is finished. If there are no other symptoms, you do not need to refer this child for further eye exam.
- If the child can not point correctly for at least four of the small E's with either eye, you should take the child to an eye doctor for a professional eye exam. The eye doctor can determine whether the child's eyesight is at risk.