What Power Monocle is Right for Me?

Posted on May 09, 2013 by Jim B.

Are you looking for a monocle to read with, but don’t know what power (diopter) lens is best for you?  Then you’ve come to the right place!

Click the picture below to download the Nearsights Monocles Home Eye Test

Nearsights Monocles Home Eye Test


  • Download and print the Nearsights Monocles Home Eye Test.
  • Cover one eye.
  • Hold the paper ~40 cm (~16 inches) from your eye in well-lit conditions.
  • Read the sample, and stop when you can no longer read a complete line.  This is the limit of your visual acuity.
  • Look to the right, and find the associated diopter; this is the approximate correction needed to provide normal visual acuity (20/20 or 6/6 vision) – and the power of monocle that is best for you.

Simple, easy, and effective – enjoy!