Free Eye Chart Maker
Use our online eye chart maker to create beautiful custom eye charts. It's as easy as entering your text and clicking a button.
Important: This eye chart generator is for making artistic eye charts, not medical ones for actually testing your eyes.
Make Your Eye Chart
Want colored eye charts?
- Full color palette
- More fonts
Where did it download to? The eye chart pdf is automatically downloaded to your downloads folder. If you're using an iPad, please see these instructions for how to download a pdf on your iPad.
Why are there random characters on the last line? The last line is padded with extra characters to make it the right length to fit the overall shape of the eye chart. If you don't want them, then try adding some punctuation characters like '*' or '-' to your text to pad it out instead. These characters can actually look quite pretty on the eye chart.
What paper and print settings should I use? See my printing tips.
Examples - Eye Chart Art and Gifts
"OK that's nice, but what I can I use this eye chart creator for?"
Use it to make custom artwork for your house and gifts for your friends! Here's an inspirational quote I love from Albert Schweitzer, which works perfectly as an eyechart and is now a very eye-catching (pun intended) piece of art in my living room.
Here's another quote I love that works beautifully as a work of eye chart art:
Click here to see more eye chart examples made using our Fancy Eye Chart Maker, which offers a larger range of fonts and colors
Here are just a couple of eye chart ideas...
- Birth Date Art: "Sophie Elizabeth Locsei Born 9 Jan 2014 We Love You More Than We Can Say" (that's my little daughter by the way :-)
- Nursery Rhyme Art: "Row row row your boat, gently down the stream..."
- Alphabet Art for a Child's room: "ABCD... Won't you come and sing with me?"
- Wedding Eye Chart Art: "Blake and Sarah April 15 2014 and Happily Ever After"
- Christmas Art: "Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la la la la la"
- Workout Inspiration: "Pain is weakness leaving the body. One more rep, one more rep, feel it burn!"
I'd love to see what ideas you come up with. Please share your ideas in the comments!
Printing Tips for Eye Chart Maker
What kind of printer should I use?
Either an inkjet or a color laser printer are fine. Often the colors will look more vibrant using an inkjet printer.
What kind of paper should I print on?
For an inkjet printer: For black and white prints, normal printer paper works fine. For color prints, I recommend using matte photo paper (I personally use Canon brand which is expensive but excellent quality)
For a laser printer: Normal laser paper works well, for both black and white or color.
My eye chart prints smaller or bigger than I expected. How do I fix it?
First, make sure you're opening your eye chart in the free Adobe Reader, because it gives you better control over printing then most other programs. Then, when you print, select the option for "actual size" and uncheck the option for "choose paper source by pdf page size", as in the image below.
How do I print my eye chart bigger or smaller than the standard sizes you offer?
First, make sure you're opening your eye chart in the free Adobe Reader, because it gives you better control over printing then most other programs. Then, when you print, select the option for "custom scale" and enter in a number for a custom scale, e.g. 50% to print at half the size. Also, uncheck the option for "choose paper source by pdf page size", as in the image below.
The story behind the Eye Chart Maker
I found that the problem with other online eye chart creators is that they don't create high resolution charts that print nicely. Also they're limited to just a few lines of text. So my husband and I set out to make a better eye chart generator and share it with you on this page. I hope you like it!
Use it to make your own custom eye chart art and gifts. Making your DIY eye chart is easy... just type a custom message, choose the font, and then you can download a printable high resolution pdf eye chart. By default the output is 8.5 x 11 inches (i.e. letter size), but you'll see there's also an option to print as A4 or 8 x 10" in case you want to fit a different size of frame.
We used to have a Microsoft Word eye chart template available on our website for a quite a few years now but I think you'll find this eye chart creator is much easier and more fun to use. We hope you enjoy it!
Spotted a bug? Got a suggestion for an improvement? Please contact me directly with this handy form.
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