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Dominant Eye Test

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Determining which is the dominant eye is very simple and free with the USAEyes Dominant Eye Test Card  

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The dominant eye is the eye that looks directly at an object. The non-dominant eye is the eye that looks at the same object at a slight angle. This small difference provides depth perception.

Being right or left handed will not necessarily determine if you are right or left eye dominant.

Important Consideration

Eye dominance is an important consideration for monovision correction to reduce the need for reading glasses or bifocals. Anyone who is presbyopic should consider monovision.

Determining the dominant eye is actually very simple. We have developed a free USAEyes Dominant Eye Test Card that you can download and print from your computer.

After printing the card, cut away the dotted lines. Hold the card at arm's length and focus on a stationary object through the center hole. While staying focused on the object, bring the card close to your face. The card will automatically center on the eye that is dominant. Feel free to distribute the USAEyes Dominant Eye Test Card to your friends.

Additional Testing

Another similar test for eye dominance is with the both eyes open, raise your right arm and point to an object in the distance. Anything more than about 20 feet away is ideal. Continue to look at and point at the object and cover the left eye. Did your pointing finger seem to move off the target? Continue pointing and cover your right eye. Did your pointing finger seem to move off the target with your right eye covered? Your dominant eye is the eye you using when the pointing finger does not seem to move. Being right or left handed will not necessarily determine if you are right or left eye dominant.

Try both tests. They should both determine the same eye is dominant.

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If you are ready to choose a doctor to be evaluated for conventional or custom wavefront Lasik, Bladeless Lasik, PRK, or any refractive surgery procedure, we recommend you consider a doctor who has been evaluated and certified by the USAEyes nonprofit organization. Locate a USAEyes Evaluated & Certified Lasik Doctor.

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