Assessment of visual acuity in infants and children: the acuity card procedure

Dev Med Child Neurol. 1986 Dec;28(6):779-89. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.1986.tb03932.x.


The 'acuity card' procedure described here is a simplified method of testing visual acuity of infants and young children, and has been developed to allow preferential looking to be assessed in a laboratory or clinic. A higher proportion of children can be tested successfully than has been reported for more traditional procedures. Initial studies indicate that the acuity card procedure is a fast, accurate method for assessing the acuity of normal infants and children, and those with visual or neurological impairments, across a wide age-range and in both clinical and laboratory settings.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Child Development / physiology
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Vision Disorders / physiopathology
  • Vision Tests / methods*
  • Visual Acuity*