eye chart


Definition of eye chart

: 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 After receiving the treatment, their ability to read letters on the eye chart significantly improved. Amy Dockser Marcus, WSJ, "Gene Therapy Shows Promise for a Form of Blindness, but Is It a Cure?," 9 Dec. 2020 Like most festival posters, the lineup for this year’s Mala Luna Music Festival looks something like an ophthalmologist’s eye chart. Polly Anna Rocha, ExpressNews.com, "Breakout stars Megan Thee Stallion, Summer Walker coming to Mala Luna Music Festival 2019," 23 Oct. 2019 The hospital trains its own vision screeners, most of them young women; a separate program trains primary schoolteachers to test their students’ sight using eye charts. Andrew Jacobs, New York Times, "A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses," 5 May 2018 In November, a month after her ER visit, Zara could read an eye chart. Andrea Simakis, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Clinic, parents clash over girl's brain tumor treatment; court to decide," 13 May 2018 VISTA Senior center to hold free eye screenings The Gloria McClellan Senior Center at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive is offering free eyeglass cleanings, adjustments/maintenance and eye screenings with an eye chart from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Girls day Out ... community events," 16 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of eye chart

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eye chart was in 1885

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17 Dec 2020

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“Eye chart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eye%20chart. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of eye chart

: a chart that has numbers and letters of different sizes and that is used for testing someone's vision

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Medical Definition of eye chart

: 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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