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Let's Get Started

It looks nice in the box.  It'll look even better on the wall.  Let's get your eSee Digital Acuity Chart set up.  It won't take long.

Packing list:

  1. eSee Acuity Chart (the stick with the logo on the front and the velcro on the back)

  2. Power supply

  3. HDMI extender

  4. Remote control - the remote ships with a protective plastic coating around the buttons.  If you notice bubbles, you are free to remove the plastic.  You are also free to leave it as is.  It won't hurt anything!

Tools needed:

  1. Ruler.

Mount your screen.

A minimum of 6 feet between the patient and chart is necessary. If this cannot be achieved directly, a mirrored view is required.


For direct viewing, the chart should be at patient eye level.


For mirrored viewing, the mirror should be at patient eye level, and the chart should be above patient eye level to minimize practitioner obstruction.

Ideally, the chart should be placed within 3 feet of an electrical outlet.

Attach the chart.

If you're using a television, now would be a good time to disable overscan on the HDMI input.

Attach the chart to the screen's HDMI input using the included HDMI extender cable.  Then mount the chart to the screen using the attached velcro.  Mounting the chart close to the edge of the screen is best, but direct line-of-sight is not necessary.

Plug the power unit into the wall and attach it to the chart.  You should power on the screen before plugging in the chart as some monitors will not detect the video input if the order is reversed.

Calibrate it.

When you plug the chart in for the first time, the system will boot to the calibration screen.  Follow the on-screen prompts to calibrate the chart to your screen.  You will need a ruler for this step.  Once you apply the calibration you will be taken to the settings screen.  Choose your calibration distance and whether or not the chart is mirrored.  Don't worry - if you have to change something later, you can always get back to the Settings screen using the menu.

Use it.

You're done.  Easy, right?  If you told someone it was going to take awhile, celebrate with a cold beverage.  We won't tell.

Odds are good you didn't even read this far - you're already playing with the chart, aren't you?  That's ok.  If you ever need help, we're here for you.  To access our online documentation, just click the button below that matches your chart's version number.  You can see the version number when the chart boots, or you can find it by choosing the About menu option.

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