Dominant Eye Test
all have a preferred or dominant eye just as we all have a
preferred or dominant hand. In most cases, the dominant eye
corresponds with the side of the dominant hand. Thus, if you
are right-handed, chances are that your dominant eye is also
the right eye. Of course, this is not always true. You can
find out which is your dominant eye by doing this simple test.
Stretch out both hands with the palms facing away from you.
Overlap the fingers and outstretched thumbs of both hands
to make a coin size opening as shown.
both eyes open, look at a distant object such as a wall clock
through the opening formed. Keeping your hands and head very
still, look at the object one eye at a time. YOUR DOMINANT
EYE WILL BE THE EYE THAT SEES THE OBJECT.
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of your dominant eye is useful if you wish to perform well
in activities that depend on the use of one eye. Examples
include using monocular instruments like the telescope or
microscope, sporting activities such as archery, shooting,
darts and billiards and when using `mono-vision' contact lenses
to overcome middle-age farsightedness where the dominant eye
is corrected for distance and the non-dominant eye for near
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