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Testing Visual Acuity

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This chapter describes how visual acuity is tested clinically. It outlines the basic principles involved in the design and clinical recording and interpretation of these different tests, as well as indicates the tests that are available for children and illiterate persons. A basic introduction to refraction and auto-refraction is given.

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Galloway, N.R., Amoaku, W.M.K., Galloway, P.H., Browning, A.C. (2016). Testing Visual Acuity. In: Common Eye Diseases and their Management. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32869-0_17

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