Optonet Vision Unit Documentation

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3.5.5.E of Snellen #

This optotype uses the Snellen “E” drawn on a 5×5 matrix. The E can be oriented in one of the 4 positions (left, right, up and down).



Snellen “Es” have traditionally been used in children, although many children cannot correctly identify these four orientations. In addition, Snellen’s “E’s” are similar to grating acuity, which appear to be less sensitive for identifying amblyopia than recognition acuity.

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