Centre for Applied Vision Research
  1. Visual Neuroscience and Psychophysics
  2. Ocular Optics and Instrumentation
  3. Ophthalmic Assessments and Patient Outcomes following Ophthalmic Interventions
  4. Visual Development and Plasticity
  5. Ophthalmic Public Health
  6. Measurement Techniques in Vision
  1. Individual tests

MAP (Macular Assessment Profile)

The MAP test measures the spatial distribution of Macular Pigment in the eye. This is of particular interest as this pigment absorbs short wavelength, blue light and may also remove potentially oxidising agents from the eye. Having a high Macular Pigment may help to protect against age-related macular degeneration.

What is unique about MAP?

Unlike versions of this test offered by other clinics, City's MAP test has an improved method of implementation and is available on the same apparatus as other AVOT tests.

Who can benefit from it?

Older people for whom this test can act as an early warning sign of an increased probability of developing degenerative diseases of the retina.

Other relevant tests

You may also want to take the CAD test in conjunction with MAP test, which assesses your colour vision with more accuracy than any other test available.MAP