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Peepers Vision Test

Many people struggle with seeing things close-up. If you are noticing that it’s hard to read or see things even when they’re held close to your face, you might be one of these people.

The good news is that no one has to struggle to see. A simple vision test can help you figure out what strength reading glasses will help you see better.

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To help you see better, we made the Peepers Vision Test.

Our vision test is an easy, printable chart you can use to make sure you purchase the right strength of reading glasses.

Just follow the simple instructions to print and take the Peepers Vision Test. Please be sure to follow all the instructions for the most accurate results.

Don’t worry, there is no fine print.

Instructions:

  1. Hold the page approximately 12-14 inches away from your face.
  2. Start reading from top to bottom
  3. Read until you can clearly read a full line
  4. When you can clearly read a full line, look at the associated strength for that line and that is your strength!

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How do I know if I need reading glasses?

If you’re having trouble seeing things less than an arm’s length away—from your computer to your phone, books or even labels as you cook—you might want to try reading glasses.

There are a couple of conditions that are commonly the culprit here.

  • Presbyopia occurs when people age and their eyes lose flexibility, making it difficult to do everyday tasks like reading.
  • Hyperopia is inherited through your family genes; also known as farsightedness, this usually occurs because the eyeball or cornea have a shape that keeps the eye from focusing on objects that are close-up.

Many people say that once they got reading glasses, they noticed that everyday tasks were easier and that their eyes felt less strained at the end of the day.

How do vision tests work?

There are a wide range of vision tests, but the one linked here is an example of the most common one: the eye chart, which helps you find your eye power.

An eye chart is made up of rows of letters that vary in size. Although each row contains letters that are the same size, the size of the letters in each row gets smaller from the top of the chart to the bottom.

When you take an eye test, you will stand a certain distance away from this chart and read each row of letters. The smallest row that you can read without squinting indicates your eye power.

You can get glasses to try and sharpen your vision so that you can read rows up to your desired strength. “20/20” commonly denotes perfect vision, although it is possible to see better than that.

There are only ten letters used in eye charts: C, D, E, F, L, N, O, P, T, and Z. These letters are easy to confuse with others when they are blurry; this means that if you are able to correctly read them, you are likely actually seeing them as opposed to correctly guessing them.

When should you see an eye doctor?

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, experts recommend an eye exam every year as a routine check-up.

If you have any sudden changes in your vision, it is best to err on the side of caution and see a doctor. Many eye conditions are easier to treat if they are caught early.

1. Get the Peepers Vision Test Chart

Click here to open and download a PDF of the chart

2. Print the chart

Be sure to print the chart at actual size. Do not select "Fit to page".

3. Test your vision

Follow the instructions on the left.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to take the test WITHOUT your glasses.

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Remember, you can always try on a pair of Peepers at one of our many retail locations which carry varying styles and assortment of strengths.

If you have more questions, just contact our Customer Experience Team. We can also be reached Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm CST at:

219-872-4413
+1 219-872-4413 International