Eye Dominance Test – How to Determine Eye Dominance


So the eye dominance test. well in this
video we’re going to show you how to test eye dominance so that you can tell
if your left eye dominant or right eye dominant so let’s take a look hey
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further information about everything that I go over otherwise let’s talk
about eye dominance so knowing eye dominance can be in a
really important thing to know I know for myself being an eye doctor I need to
know the eye dominance of my patients in order to fit specialty contact lenses
for mono vision as well as getting people ready for cataract surgery or
even LASIK eye surgery but for just about everybody else knowing eye
dominance can play a critical role for a lot of different activities if you’re
somebody who wants to know I dominance for shooting whether you’re shooting a
rifle or a shotgun this can be really important especially if you are
cross eye dominant also if you are somebody who maybe wants to know eye
dominance for archery or if you want to know eyed ominous for pool or billiards
this also can play a critical role even photographers will shoot better if they
know their eye dominance now let’s go over a couple of different ways you can
find out are you left eye dominant or right eye dominant so my favorite way to
test eye dominance is using a distant object so wherever you are just look in
the distance find something that you can focus on here in the clinic as an
example we’re gonna go ahead and use the eyeball in the eye clinic logo so while
you’re focusing on that distant object with both eyes open you’re gonna go
ahead and make your hands into a big triangle like you’re gonna catch a
football you’re gonna extend your arms and try to get that triangle to be right
over that distant object then you’re gonna go ahead and make that triangle
smaller and smaller over that distant object until you can just barely focus
that object right in the middle while keeping that object focused in the
middle of the triangle you can either choose to close one eye kind of like
here I can close my right eye and while closing that eye if you can still see
the object then the open eye is your dominant eye
if you end up closing your dominant eye during this test you’ll actually see
that the object is no longer centered in the middle of the triangle it’s going to
be off center and the variation of the same method that I
like a little bit more because it’s a little bit fun and if you’re someone who
can’t close your eyes individually then it’s gonna work a little bit easier
still keep that object in the middle of the triangle but then slowly bring your
arms back keeping your eyes open and threading that object through the
triangle eventually you’ll end up threading that distant object right up
to the eye that you’re more i dominant in another way you can test eye
dominance is using a plus magnifying lens and as long as both eyes are
actually corrected for distance your doctor can use these plus lenses to hold
it over just one eye at a time while both eyes are open the eye that’s more
significantly blurred is the eye that is dominant so for me if I cover my right
eye here with the plus lens I can still see out of my left eye really well so
things are still relatively clear but if I cover and plus and blur out my left
eye then no things are really blurry and it’s more difficult to see there’s one
other method using your thumb where you basically find that same distant object
and try to eclipse it with your thumb again both eyes open it’s kind of the
same principle you either close or cover one eye and the eye that can still
eclipse the object that’s the eye that’s dominant most people who are
right-handed are usually right eye dominant as well just like left-handed
people are usually left eye dominant as well I’m left eye dominant and that’s
kind of strange that I’m left eye dominant because I’m also right-handed
we call that cross eye dominance and for a lot of activities and sports this can
make things difficult I find archery to be very difficult for me because I can’t
really focus with my right eye as well as my left eye however there has been
some arguments that athletes who are cross-eyed dominant have an advantage in
that they can actually focus on the ball or the target easier with their opposite
eye because their whole bodies are usually turned toward the opposite team
as in baseball you have your body turned toward the pitcher and you’re watching
the ball come toward you however they’ve done statistical analysis and found that
that’s not necessarily true but is it possible to not have a
dominant eye the answer is yes some people actually don’t have a dominant
eye both eyes work relatively really well together however that’s pretty rare
and uncommon to see you can go ahead and test these methods out for yourself and
go ahead and comment in the section below let us know what I dominate you
are are you left i dominant right i dominant
or maybe neither go ahead and comment in the section below
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