eye chart

noun

: a chart read at a fixed distance for purposes of testing sight
especially : one with rows of letters or objects of decreasing size

Examples of eye chart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just prior to Aaron Rodgers’ Achilles procedure, his doctor walked across a lake to the hospital, healed some sick, raised some dead, had a blind man read an eye chart, and did things with loaves and fishes for the starving staff. Nick Canepa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Dec. 2023 Reading became difficult: the white of the page took on a wince-inducing glare, and the words frosted over, like the lowermost lines on the optometrist’s eye chart. Andrew Leland, The New Yorker, 8 July 2023 The doctor gave me the standard eye chart test, which showed nothing. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 7 May 2023 An eye chart of a name. cleveland, 3 Apr. 2022 The eye chart, man. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, 6 Oct. 2021 The goal is to show that a significant percentage of people gain three lines of improvement in near vision on an eye chart without losing one line of distance vision. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Mar. 2023 In a recent clinical trial on patients aged 75 and older, 90 percent of the 219 participants were able to read two lines or more on an eye chart, and 75 percent could read large-print books. Discover Magazine, 5 Nov. 2010 Her life is her life and it’s the E on the flipping eye chart in terms of what works for her. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 20 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eye chart was in 1885

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“Eye chart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eye%20chart. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

eye chart

noun
: a chart with rows of letters or objects of decreasing size that is read at a fixed distance for purposes of testing sight

Medical Definition

eye chart

noun
: a chart that is read at a fixed distance for purposes of testing sight
especially : one with rows of letters or objects of decreasing size
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