How To Find Your Dominant Eye

Dominant Eye Test

Example of a quick test to find your dominant eye.

Your dominant eye is the one your brain favors when it process visual input. Most people instinctively use their dominant eye when looking through a telescope, aiming a weapon or looking through a camera’s viewfinder.

If you’re not sure which eye is dominate, here’s a simple test:

  1. Extend your arms in front of you with your palms facing away.
  2. Bring your hands together, forming a small hole by crossing the thumbs and fore fingers.
  3. Choose a small object about 15-20 feet away from you. With both eyes open, focus on the object as you look through the small hole.
  4. Close one eye and then the other. When you close one eye, the object will be stationary. When you close the other eye, the object should disappear from the hole or jump to one side.
  5. If the object does not move when you cover one eye, then that eye is dominant. The eye that sees the object and does not move is the dominant eye.

It’s estimated that 80% of the world’s population is right eye dominant. Contrary to popular belief, eye dominance doesn’t always correlate with hand dominance.

A Diamond Is Forever, and So Should Be Her Vision – Think Pink Women’s Safety Glasses This February 14th

Encon Veratti LS7 Safety Glasses with Pink Frame and Clear Lens

Encon Veratti LS7 Safety Glasses with Pink Frame and Clear Lens

Roses, diamonds, and pearls may be known as a girl’s best friend come February 14th, but it’s time to surprise her with a gift that truly shows you care for her – and her vision: Women’s Safety Glasses! Sure, they may not shine, but our oh-so girly and tough (just like her!) safety glasses feature comfortable designs with attractive frames, such as our pink framed and gray lensed Encon Veratti Safety Glasses. Oh and guys – be sure to pair them with a bouquet of roses and some chocolate morsels, it is still Valentine’s Day, after all.

She may ask why she needs to wear women’s safety glasses, so we’ve got the handy dandy women’s eye safety stats right here for you to impress her with:

  • According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 44.7% of eye injuries occur at home. So, even if she doesn’t work in an industrial or laboratory setting where safety glasses are the norm, she can still reap the benefits of eye safety in every day home tasks.
  • In fact, the American Academy of Ophthalmology also reports that 40% of eye injuries were caused by common projects and activities – many of which you would never expect to be eye safety risks. These include home repairs, yard work, cleaning, and cooking.
  • Does she love to spend time in the sun, whether playing sports or simply enjoying a good book? She already knows she needs to lather up on the sunscreen, but eyes can also be irreversibly damaged by the sun. Our chic (yes, we said chic) tortoise shell framed and espresso lensed Uvex W300 Series Safety Glasses are stylish and meet ANSI Z87+ high impact standards. We think they’ll complement those pearl earrings you got her quite nicely!
  • If she’s a sports enthusiast, there’s no better time to ensure she’s wearing safety glasses than right now. 40% of all eye injuries are sports-related, with sports like lacrosse being even more eye injury prone – 125 eye injuries were reported by 84 players in the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s 2002 study. Our light pink framed and gray lensed Pyramex Achieva Safety Glasses are made for the active girl in your life, as they feature rubber temple tips for a secure fit, even while playing her hardest on the field.

These are just a handful of reasons why Women’s Safety Glasses are essential in everyday life – even if she isn’t required to wear them at work. Valentine’s Day may be just a tad commercialized, but at the core of it, it’s a day to show how much you love and care for her. Safety glasses may not be the most conventional Valentine’s Day gift, but they do show her how deeply she and her safety mean to you. Just remember our tip about pairing them with roses and truffles!