The eye sight chart is a device that helps measure subjective visual acuity.

Distance Acuity

Using a Distance Accuracy Chart (DAC) is a simple way to measure how good your eye sight is. You will be shown the number of letters that you can read from a certain distance.

The number that you are closest to is your visual acuity, and the numbers that are further away indicate your near-sightedness.

If you have trouble reading small letters, use a mirror to simulate a 20-foot distance. For example, if you are 20/20, you can see the line of a font from about 40 feet away.


Corrective Lenses

You will also want to wear your corrective lenses, which will make it easier to see the letters on the chart. You can also read the chart by focusing only on the smallest letter to determine your visual acuity.


There are several different distance acuity charts available. The top line represents normal vision, while the bottom line is a “screening” test.

Your Vision

If your vision is below this line, you could be considered legally blind. You will need to get your vision checked if you want to drive.

States Require

Most states require you to have at least 20/40 vision in order to pass the driver’s test. Another chart is the Tumbling E chart.

Varying Directions

This shows the capital letter E in varying directions, and the patient points to each character with their finger. The Landolt C chart is similar, but displays a capital letter C in various directions. It was developed by a Swiss ophthalmologist, Landolt, and is recognized as a laboratory standard.

Visual Acuity

Visual acuity is a measure of the sharpness and clarity of your vision. Your doctor or optician can perform a visual acuity test and calculate your score. You can see objects up to 20 feet without difficulty with 20/20 vision, but if you don’t have 20/20 vision, you should visit an eye doctor or optometrist as soon as possible.

Distance Equal

This is because they have vision at a distance equal to 20 metres, which is equal to six feet. The Jaeger chart has been adapted several times by different manufacturers since 1867.


Pupils smaller than two mm or larger than six mm may introduce artifacts, which can affect the results.


The chart is then moved forward and back until the individual can read the text in the appropriate size.


It is not standardized, but it does provide better estimates of visual ability than any other chart.

Letter Size

Some charts use a letter size designation of J10, while others use J1+ for the same size and font. Another eye sight test is the visual acuity test, which determines how much you can see with your eyes.

A visual acuity test is often administered in children to detect any vision problems before they become serious.

This test is performed on a special chart or on a card that is held about 20 feet away from the patient. A video monitor can be used for tests performed at shorter distances.

A letter chart is a chart used in eye sight testing to measure refraction and visual acuity. The charts are designed to be used at various distances.