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Left or Right Eye Dominant?

Old 03-08-2005, 10:30 AM
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Default Left or Right Eye Dominant?

How is the best way to determine which eye is dominant in a child? I have a grandaughter that wants to shoot a bow. She is left handed but I think she might be right eyed dominant. Before I start her shooting I would like to make sure.
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Old 03-08-2005, 10:40 AM
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Have her put her thumbs and index fingers together to form a circle and hold it at arms length and look at a distant object. Then take turns closing each eye one at a time without moving her hands. The non dominant eye will not be able to see the object when she closes the dominant eye. Pretty simple..try it you will see what I mean.
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Old 03-08-2005, 11:55 AM
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what Champlain said is the best way to determine what eye is dominent

here are some other ways the tube is basically the same as what Champlain described.

Finger-Point Method - With a pointing method, a distant object or a partner is used. The finger is pointed naturally at the object with both eyes open and the face square to the object. The eyes are covered or closed alternately. When the dominant eye is closed or covered the finger appears to jump away from the original location.

Tube Methods - Kaleidoscopes, toilet paper tubes and similar objects can be used with many young people to determine eye dominance. When the person is not aware of being tested for eye dominance, the tube will almost always be brought to the dominant eye. This also occurs with spotting scopes, telescopes and similar tools where one-eyed viewing is needed.
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Old 03-08-2005, 12:06 PM
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Thanks. I try them.
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