BRA stands for, "Best Retinal Area”. It is an area outside the central region of the retina that can “replace” the non-functioning central vision. Beyond the central visual field (the macula) vision is much worse and therefore one must rely on magnification to compensate for the lower resolution capabilities of the peripheral retina. There are both better and poorer areas outside the central area.
You can find your Best Retinal Area by looking in different directions and determining when you see the letter “A” in the middle of the BRA-test. Check if you using the same viewing direction when looking at the “smiley face” in the middle of the second BRA-test. Use this viewing direction when you train your eccentric fixation for reading or at distance.
Download and print out a copy of the BRA-test
Print a copy of the BRA-test so that it is easier to find your Best Retinal Area.