Eye Examination Secret

At this time while at work I used to be required to go to the nurse’s station, and take my yearly listening to and eye examination. When I first arrived the nurse was at lunch, so I had a couple of fifteen minute wait. I took benefit of the time, and I went on outside and smoked a fast cigarette. Once I returned She was waiting on me. I stuffed out the same old paperwork, and took my hearing take a look at within the little soundproof sales space. I was as soon as accused of dishonest on a listening to take a look at in that sales space, but the fact be recognized I used to be just pushing the button to the music of “We will Rock You” by the group Queen. To say the least the nurse opened the door to the booth, and wasn’t in the least amused by my actions. I handed the listening to take a look at this time, and next was the attention check.

Now I’ll be the first to confess that I can not see in addition to I used to, but what happened subsequent blew my mind. I was instructed to learn the last line on the attention chart which I may see. I first advised her “E”, but she was as soon as once more not amused at my jab at humor. This nurse really would not have a sense of humor. I then read the bottom line on the attention chart that I could see, and once I finished she advised me that subsequent 12 months if I can’t learn at the very least that very same line then I’ll be sent out of here to an eye fixed physician. I used to be at first shocked, and later when I returned to my work area, I discussed what had just happened and brought place with my co-worker Bert.

Bert informed me not to fear about it, and went on to elucidate his little secret. Bert said that he simply merely memorized the line for 20/20 vision, on the standardized eye chart that’s used everywhere in the world, which is – “D E F P T E C”. He said he knows it by coronary heart now, and when ever he has to go for his eye check he just recites it from memory. Bert stated that he is been doing this a long time time now, and it’s better then dropping your job. I determine what the heck, I’ve a complete year to memorize these eight easy letters, and thus the key to passing an eye examination is now revealed and handed onto to you.

Now you can pass this eye exam with your proper eye, left eye, each eyes, or heck if necessary even with no eyes opened. All it’s a must to do is memorize, and keep in mind the key – D E F P T E C.

Bert additionally advised me one other quick secret for taking a listening to check. He mentioned when your all hooked up within the booth and the primary beep occurs count 1,001 1,002 and hit the button. Whenever you release the button depend 1,001 1,002 once more after which hit the button, and continue doing the same depend as you hit the button all the way through till the tip of the take a look at. He mentioned he used this methodology and shocked the nurse with a perfect score.

Can you see the penny that is totally different?

I wish to reinforce the notion that this isn’t a pleasant or friendly firm that I work for. Most greater firms now a days aren’t employee friendly. Let me give you a fast instance of just how friendly this firm actually is. Just a few years again during Christmas time, a fellow employee known as in sick to work. He actually really was sick, however later within the day he began to really feel better. So his spouse prompt that they try to get some of their Christmas procuring finished. Whereas on the retailer buying, an armed theft took place. The security guard who was a husband and father was shot to dying during this theft. My coworker tried to help the security guard, however was only in a position to communicate briefly with him till he died. My coworker’s photograph was on the entrance page of the local newspaper, and he was listed as a witness. The subsequent day at work the human sources manger noticed the newspaper and suspended him for 3 days. This was three years ago and the jury choice in this homicide case is taking place now. We all marvel if he’ll get one other three days off if he’s referred to as to court to testify as a witness. Like I stated this is a actual candy coronary heart of a company.

This whole thought is only a short-term answer, and shouldn’t be a long term alternative from seeing a licensed eye doctor.


Dan on December 09, 2015:

I’m a nurse and for that precise purpose I tell the patient to start with line 7 backwards and line 8 backwards that is how I know if the chart is memorized.

Jeanne on January eleven, 2015:

This is way more useful than annyhitg else I’ve checked out.

visitor on October 22, 2014:

I’ve one food eye and one lazy eye I hate glasses and can’t put on contacts I might hate to have a restrictions on my DL to have to put on glasses simply in case I was to get pulled over and did not have them with me wondered of the DL exam changes or stays the same

Clayton from Dubai, United Arab Emirates on July 14, 2012:

Hahaha i like this hub, i’ve all the time considered memorizing the letters at the backside, i used to strive to do this again in school once we had our fitness and health exams. Ultimately they saved changing the charts. I nonetheless see the letters advantageous though, so i’ve no points. Voted up! lol!

BeyondMax from Sydney, Australia on Might thirteen, 2012:

LOL that was hilarious! Superior hub! I happen to get electronic charts, they use random letters. As soon as, when changing my driver license I was so nervous I began studying the line from proper to left and the woman practically fell over herself laughing when she realized what I was doing… I’m glad she found me cute and didn’t send me dwelling LOL Sorry you got this “worker-pleasant” company to outlive, the thing is – it’s a rule not an exception LOL

Melissa Flagg COA OSC from Rural Central Florida on Might 12, 2012:

In case anyone desires to know: the attention chart within the docs workplace has one in every of 2 strains for it is 20/20 line. I’ve them all memorized after sixteen years of doing eye exams. One of them is E V T Z 2, the opposite is T Z V E C L, the 20/15 line is H P N T Z.

There are only 2 snellen charts (eye charts named after the man who developed them) which might be printed for medical doctors workplaces that use a projector. If the doctor makes use of an digital one, it switches the letters around randomly.

Just tidbits of information 😀

April Reynolds from Arizona on April 19, 2012:

hey, that is not honest, At my examination, the doc picked a couple other random traces and I by no means bought to do the last one.

Amy Becherer from St. Louis, MO on April 14, 2012:

I feel I’d slightly be aware of a vision drawback early. Plainly 20/20 vision as a prerequisite for any job is discriminatory and can be unlawful. Because the eye examination is through your workplace, they would have a difficult time denying their apply of intimidating staff to the purpose where they memorize a watch chart, defeating it’s totally goal, as a way to preserve their job. Bummer!

iamaudraleigh on March 27, 2012:

This may assist me next time I am going to the DMV!

Gail Louise Stevenson from Mason Metropolis on March 20, 2012:

Very attention-grabbing hub. I would not think it could be fair to lose your job just because you’ll be able to’t see the 20/20 line. Getting glasses can be ok if they are needed. I voted up.

Gypsy Willow from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand on March 19, 2012:

I have been blessed with good eyesight however I feel I would prefer to know about any downside. Humorous hub though!

Barbara Radisavljevic from Templeton, CA on March 18, 2012:

I wouldn’t want to cheat on an eye fixed examination. The only one I might be hurting is me. I am about two years overdue for my annual examination, however I by no means appear to find the time to make the appointment during working housr.

jandee from Liverpool.U.Ok on March 12, 2012:

Nothing incorrect with cheating yourself! Or is there?


billips from Central Texas on March 12, 2012:

Loved your hub – nice sense of humor – virtually everyone could be protected with your methodology so long as they don’t embody a memory check – B.

marshacanada from Vancouver BC on March eleven, 2012:

Cute hub-Voted humorous-But it wouldn’t work with my eye physician who has a whole diverse choice of eye assessments.

Giselle Maine on March 07, 2012:

I agree with what a number of the opposite commenters have mentioned, namely that it’s not actually helpful to cheat on an eye exam!

If the person being examined wants contact lenses then it is much better that they get these, as an alternative of being deprived of them because their vision appeared OKAY – nevertheless it was only as a result of they cheated. I’ve worn contacts for fairly awhile now and would never dream of cheating on an eye examination – it will only hurt me and not help me.

Lisa from Tennessee on March 05, 2012:

Interesting. I didn’t know that! I can not see too far and I am unable to memorize issues, so I suppose there isn’t any purpose for me to be taught the 20/20 line! I simply need to make use of my glasses, which I never do! Superior hub!

Ian from Edinburgh, Scotland on March 04, 2012:

Hi, Goody5.

Don’t they use these heavy-kind specs the place it’s important to take a look at inexperienced and red circles in your eye tests? You can’t fool these!

I now have three pairs of specs and usually can not discover any of them!!


Solar Pen 50 from Srilanka on February 27, 2012:

Goody5, Individuals who cheat others realize in the future that they’ve cheated themselves, not others. You probably have a problem with your eyesight get remedy. Typically, it might be too late to get the proper treatment. Forget about memorizing the line. Go to the doctor earlier than they send you there next 12 months.

Derdriu on February 27, 2012:

Goody5, What an amusing, stomach-laughing, entertaining, hilarious, humorous look at surviving yearly annual health checks! What occurs at the dental or bodily?

Thank you for sharing,


P.S. Which line can Bert really, actually learn on his personal, with out relying upon memorization?

Pam Valentine from The Heartland, USA on February 05, 2012:

Eye examination secrets and techniques caught my eye once I was scanning something to read. I hate these things, they really make you feel your age, at the very least for me, it is a reminder Im not as young and invincible as I used to be. I not too long ago tried progressives, very costly too and they did not work. They say some folks can’t put on them, so now my choices are, bifocal (they make me dizzy and pukey), or three pairs of glasses. Guess you realize my selection. Simply so ya know, our doc has charts he changes with every visit.

SusieQ42 on February 01, 2012:

I am about due for an eye exam. I have not had my eyes checked in about 3 years and since I spend a lot time on the pc thought it was about time. I will not cheat though. It’s to my benefit to get stronger glasses, then my imaginative and prescient will not be as blurred. I simply needed to find out your secret. (:

bizzymom from New York on February 01, 2012:

There are other eye charts. Nonetheless, why would you lose your job if you could not see the bottom line? Why can’t you simply get glasses or contacts? Anyone can memorize the final line, but what if the nurse had been to level to a specific letter, what would you do then? I’ve been carrying glasses/contacts since I used to be 10 years previous. I would not be capable of do much without them! Eye exams are usually not meant to be a nasty thing. They are a good way to seek out out if somebody is imaginative and prescient impaired and needs to wear glasses. If you can’t see the attention chart, how will you drive safely? Eye docs do not use eye charts; they’ve projected eye charts and so they change up the letters every time, so memorizing wouldn’t help you there. Thanks for sharing.

hoteltravel from Thailand on January 31, 2012:

I’ve come across charts with different letters of the alphabet for eye-testing. Some simply have the letter ‘C’ with the gap turned up, down, proper or left. May be these people have heard about your colleague’s cheating technique.

mackyi on January 31, 2012:

Lol!Never considered this one sense it is sounds like a superb concept,especially if this would possibly trigger you your job. Nevertheless, on the flip aspect would not it be better to seek out out precisely what the problem is along with your vision after which try to get the very best remedy or prescription glasses that will help you together with your imaginative and prescient. Watch out you don’t progressively lose your vision.

Sue B. on January 31, 2012:

Effectively, I wish to scold you for encouraging people to damage the attention examination however I actually suppose they want a different measure of our eyesight that we can not merely memorize!