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    I have been reading loads about dominant eye and how to find it to see if my aim is off. The problem I seem to have which I'm sure is naturally is that I see double of everything when I try to focus on something else. For example, when I try to find my dominant eye using the make a triangle method and place an object in the distance in the triangle made with my hands, as soon as I focus on the object in the distance I see 2 triangles. This goes for cueing too. As soon as I focus on either the cue ball or object ball, I see 2 cues in my peripheral vision. At the moment I take a judgement and try to use the middle of the 2 cues I see as the sight line but don't know if this is right.

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    Get you eyes checked out professionally by seeing an expert and then you can ask him Personally I disagree with dominant eye theory for snooker however if you are convinced you will play better once you sort this out then your best bet is to see a professional.
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    I experience the same thing, and i believe that's normal when you don't have one dominant eye.
    I agree with Terry on the dominant eye theory. Just make sure you go straight down into the shot, and you'll naturally put the cue on the right point of your chin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bnutting87 View Post
    This goes for cueing too. As soon as I focus on either the cue ball or object ball, I see 2 cues in my peripheral vision. At the moment I take a judgement and try to use the middle of the 2 cues I see as the sight line but don't know if this is right.
    This is normal, focus on the cue when addressing the cue ball and you'll see only one cue, focus on the cue ball and you'll see two cues in your peripheral vision.
    Your brain will guide you as it knows you're playing snooker and it will flick your eyes focus between the cue ball, object ball and cue without any conscious input from you.
    If you are seeing two cues when looking at the object ball then you're not fully focussing on the object ball and simply sighting with your peripheral vision which is leading to your problems.
    Focus on the individual targets, your natural hand/eye won't work just by looking at the entire picture.
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    Thanks for all the comments guys. I think my main problem is focusing on the CB too much when striking it. I have read so much about people lining up completely wrong by not taking a dominant eye into account. I have tried the test of lining up CB, OB and pocket all in a straight line, along with the cue to see where my head/chin should be in relation to the cue. It comes out that for the CB, OB and pocket to be viewed in a straight line for me, the cue has to be smack in the middle of my chin. Is this rare?

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    Vmax
    Great quote
    “If you are seeing two cues when looking at the object ball then you're not fully focussing on the object ball and simply sighting with your peripheral vision which is leading to your problems.
    Focus on the individual targets, your natural hand/eye won't work just by looking at the entire picture.”

    I now think I don’t pay enough attention to the actual target.
    Cheers Ricky


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