Ergonomics, Safety & Comfort
Eye dominance is relevant in our daily lives and normal activities. How we position and use our vision field is paramount to success in comfort and life skills in general.
Things like motion sickness, headaches, and distractions can be minimized or mitigated based on how we position our bodies and where we sit. Find out which eye is your dominant eye and then think about what is the best seat for you in the living room, theatre, church or in the classroom. If you are right eye dominant and you sit on the far right side of the classroom, between looking down to take notes and looking up to the left with your non-dominant eye, you may experience discomfort in several forms.
Many are aware of their vehicle’s “blind spot” in their car but they do not consider their biological blind spots.
Home and Safety
Design, layout, and space planning that includes safe and natural considerations for activities and flow.
The way one sits at work, at home, and in social settings impacts physical health, attention span, and personal interactions.
Selecting the right seat and changing the body positioning to reduce gazing in the wrong direction while encouraging looking in the proper direction can reduce motion sickness.
Physical therapy and occupational therapy include not only the increase of strength, range of motion, flexibility, and other skill reinforcement, but also orienting the vision field to best attend to the activities of daily living.
Do You Know Your Dominant Eye?
Not knowing your dominant eye can be a real headache, literally.
With vision, the eyes are not equal. The dominant eye leads the non-dominant eye. The combination of the movement of one’s body, positioning, and motion of others in and out of the vision field can cause just enough change in perspective and loss of accuracy that may be a safety hazard and even cause headaches. Recognizing these factors and properly positioning the body will increase safety and comfort.