Are you left eye dominant or right eye dominant?

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Posted by gamerguru100 (12701 posts) 3 years, 8 months ago

Poll: Are you left eye dominant or right eye dominant? (15 votes)

Left eye dominant 27%
Right eye dominant 47%
No particular preference 27%

Determine your dominant eye.

I'm cross-dominant, meaning my dominant hand and eye are on opposite sides of the body. I'm right handed but left eye dominant. I do pretty much everything right handed except shooting my airsoft gun; in order to aim down the sights with my left eye, I need to shoot left handed. I can shoot while aiming with my right eye open and left eye closed, but it's somewhat uncomfortable.

Any other cross dominant people here?

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#1 Edited by Master_Live (18821 posts) -

I'm right handed and I guess I'm right eye dominant since I need a stronger prescription for my left eye on my glasses.

Maybe not dominant, but a less crappy eye.

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#2 Edited by thegerg (18398 posts) -

Right

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#3 Posted by thegerg (18398 posts) -

@Master_Live: That's not exactly how it works.

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#4 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

Right-handed, right eye dominant. Actually gives me trouble when I shoot because I have a tendency to close my right eye instead of my left.

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#5 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

That's a pretty crummy test when it comes to determining eye dominance. Do everything like they say, extend your arms out while making a triangle with your forefinger and thumb but instead of doing everything else just slowly bring the triangle back towards your face. Whichever eye the triangle covers is your dominant eye.

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#6 Posted by sukraj (27517 posts) -

Right

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#7 Posted by Celldrax (15043 posts) -

Left-footed, left-handed, and left-eyed.

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#8 Posted by gamerguru100 (12701 posts) -

@airshocker said:

That's a pretty crummy test when it comes to determining eye dominance. Do everything like they say, extend your arms out while making a triangle with your forefinger and thumb but instead of doing everything else just slowly bring the triangle back towards your face. Whichever eye the triangle covers is your dominant eye.

Well, it is wikiHow. You can't be surprised if it's crappy. :P

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#9 Posted by airshocker (31700 posts) -

@gamerguru100: This is true, I don't know what I was thinking.

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#11 Posted by korvus (11023 posts) -

According to the test...left-handed/right-eye dominant.

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#14 Posted by CyberLips (1826 posts) -

@airshocker said:

That's a pretty crummy test when it comes to determining eye dominance. Do everything like they say, extend your arms out while making a triangle with your forefinger and thumb but instead of doing everything else just slowly bring the triangle back towards your face. Whichever eye the triangle covers is your dominant eye.

Both of the methods had the same result :)

Right eye.

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#16 Edited by tocool340 (21189 posts) -

I'm right handed, right eyed dominant but I train myself to use my left hand and eye just in case something ever happens to my right. Hell, since I've been using it for so long, I might be more efficient at some things using my left hand than I am with my right...

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#17 Posted by VoodooHak (15989 posts) -

I'm right/right. @gamerguru100, it's just a matter of training. My brother-in-law's the same way. The first time he went to the range with me, he was baffled as to why his shots were way off. We did method 2 on the site you linked and discovered he was cross-dominant. After a couple magazines, he was a-ok. Heck, he even shoots IDPA now.

So keep practicing. Before long, it will become a non-issue.

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#18 Edited by thehig1 (6438 posts) -

right eye dominant, and I'm left handed.

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#19 Posted by gamerguru100 (12701 posts) -

@VoodooHak said:

I'm right/right. @gamerguru100, it's just a matter of training. My brother-in-law's the same way. The first time he went to the range with me, he was baffled as to why his shots were way off. We did method 2 on the site you linked and discovered he was cross-dominant. After a couple magazines, he was a-ok. Heck, he even shoots IDPA now.

So keep practicing. Before long, it will become a non-issue.

Keep in mind I'm only target shooting with an airsoft gun, and not a real gun, so cross dominance isn't that big of a deal. I can shoot it just fine right eyed, but only for a bit since it strains my left eye when it's closed. I won't have to worry about trying to make my right eye equal to my left unless I get drafted into a war or something. :P

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#20 Posted by gamerguru100 (12701 posts) -

@Iszdope said:

Fine, be like that - see if I care.

LMAO, dude, it's just a bit of reading and using your hands to figure out your dominant eye. You're not gonna die if you take it.

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#21 Posted by Gaming-Planet (19137 posts) -

I guess neither because tl;dr.