(FAQ) Are you right eye or left eye dominant?

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Eye dominance means that (generally) one eye takes in the majority of the scene you are looking at with the other eye being used to identify depth of field (how far away things are).

When you bend down for a shot, your head aligns above the stick and you utilize your eyes to draw the imaginary aiming line. Eye dominance affects the placement of that aiming line. When the dominant eye is off to one side of vertical, the imaginary line gets skewed. This messes up the accuracy of your aiming line. The closer your dominant eye is to a vertical position over the aiming line, the more accurate your shots will be.

To help identify if one eye is dominant, hold your index finger up at arm’s length. Identify an object further away and place your finger over it and focus on the finger. Close the left eye. If the finger moves to one side of the object, the left eye is dominant.

If the finger does not move, your right eye is dominant. That is the eyeball you want to place over your cue stick for best aiming results. Shift your head position to the side accordingly.

If the finger moves slightly, try it again with the right eye closed. If the finger again moves only slightly, you have no dominant eye. Place your head directly centered over the cue stick for best aiming accuracy.

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