Are You Left or Right Eye Dominant?


Here is a fun party trick to bring out at your next gathering! Ask people whether they are right or left eye dominant. What does that mean? Well the people at AllAboutVision.Com break it down.

Your dominant eye is the eye that provides a slightly greater degree of input to the visual part of your brain and more accurately relays information about the location of objects.

Here’s a simple dominant eye test to determine which eye is your preferred eye:

  1. Extend your arms out in front of you and create a triangular opening between your thumbs and forefingers by placing your hands together at a 45-degree angle (see animation).
  2. With both eyes open, center this triangular opening on a distant object — such as a wall clock or door knob.
  3. Close your left eye.
  4. If the object stays centered, your right eye (the one that’s open) is your dominant eye. If the object is no longer framed by your hands, your left eye is your dominant eye.

Population studies show that about 90% of people are right-handed and about 67% are right-eye dominant.

What are you? Have fun discovering!

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