If you’re anything like me, someone who has been wearing glasses or contacts for over 20 years, you must be familiar with the Snellen Eye Chart. You know, that thing with the huge E on the first line. I remember having to go through annual checkups at my school. We’d each sit patiently waiting our turn before having to read the lines, first with the right eye covered and again with the left. It was always the same chart. Always the same set of letters above the red line. I’ve memorized it. D E F P O T E C. I knew I shouldn’t be cheating, but I did.
Moving to the US, I was actually impressed by the fact that the eye doctors started using different charts. That went on for a few good years, until I returned to Manila and found that some optical shops still use these Snellen Charts. And so, this brilliant thing came to me.
Yup, I can read the d*mn letters with my eyes closed!
D E F P O T E C. Repeat after me.
So, for all you non-20/20 four-eyed people like me, download this geeky printable!
The zipped file contains this exact image in 3 sizes (8×10, 5×7 and 4×6), plus a 1600x1200px one that you can use as your desktop wallpaper. Not sure, but it just might work on your iPad or iPhone, too! Enjoy!