The CSV-1000E contrast sensitivity chart test face is the most widely used contrast sensitivity test in the world. This test provides for four (4) rows of sine-wave gratings. At the recommended test distance of 8 ft (2.5 meters), these gratings test the spatial frequencies of 3, 6, 12 and 18 cycles/degree (CPD). The CSV-1000E provides a full contrast sensitivity curve, which is very useful for the evaluation of ocular disease (particularly cataracts, glaucoma, optic neuritis, diabetes and macular degeneration), contact lenses and refractive surgery. For cataract evaluation/documentation, a functional acuity score can be obtained directly from the test scoring sheet.
For those interested in using the CSV-1000E in research studies, the test face is available in two versions. The CSV-1000E Contrast Sensitivity Chart 1 provides randomized locations for the grating targets.