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Another popular one – and quite unnerving if you’ve never seen it before! Here’s what I want you to do: close your left eye and just focus your right eye on the tiny static circle on the left of the screen. At some point the big circle will disappear as it crosses your ‘blind spot‘. If you can’t see this effect, it means you’re sitting too close/far from your monitor. Try sitting closer/further to the screen and repeat the test. So, have you managed to find your blind spot? Find Your Blind Spot!

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198 Responses
  1. Phoebe Love says:

    Why does my left eye have no blind spot?

  2. vurdlak says:

    Try openning the picture (you will get bigger picture, then it should work!)

  3. sebastian says:

    your left eye has a blind spot too. Just close your right eye and focus the moving circle with your left one. At one Point the cross will disappear. Et Voila: Your Blind Spot.

  4. Roach says:

    Umm, I put my finger where the blind spot is, but I can see it just fine. When blind my right eye, I see the circle too. On my left the cross dissapears but the finger stays. . .

  5. Farted says:

    WOW!! I am blind!!! I thought so…..JK…. this is awesome!

  6. WOW says:

    omg i have no blind spot and im not blind?:S:S:S y is this?

  7. fred says:

    i knew this one, but what’s amazing about this whole thing is that your eye let’s you ‘see’ the color which is around it, like it fills out the missing part with the right color. I tried looking at two white (/purple) dots on black (/green) backround. Where the other white (/purple) dot’s supposed to be, you just see black (/green). or better, you’re brain makes you think there’s also that color, since you can’t really see, what’s there ;)

  8. Neath says:

    This one doesn’t work so well for me….. My right eye is almost totaly blind. If I close my right eye the whle page is in my blind spot :P

  9. ~~*NIQUE*~~ says:

    COOL!!I HAVE A BLIND SPOT!!I DIDNT EVEN KNOW.

  10. Jee says:

    Doesn’t work for me…sorry

  11. jhop says:

    To make it work for your left eye you need to focus on a point to the right of the moving circle. This is because the blind spot (which is where the optical nerve connects to the eye) is on the left of your lef teye, and the right of your right eye (kindof)

    I recomend using a permenent marker to draw a cross on the screen….

  12. Hai says:

    aaagghhh! its gone!!!!

  13. bobo says:

    hahaha i like jhops idea

    my blind spot did show up

    but definatly if you cant see your blind spot use a PERMINENT marker

  14. y eye says:

    My left eye has a blind spot but not my right???

  15. biclops says:

    gah! more dissappearing dots, hold me

  16. A d J says:

    i guess i jus dont have a blind spot… oh well.

  17. eCass says:

    That’s very odd. My blind spot is like a strip to the right, but the spot reappears after it passes that strip of blind moving to the right. That’s very odd that your peripheral vision works in that area but you cant actually see the moving object.

  18. naofumi says:

    I SEE ALL
    ya it doesn’t work for me.

  19. a Funny guy says:

    who thinks up this crap????

  20. Blind man says:

    that is freaaaaky!!!! I’m blind!!!

  21. y says:

    why does the ball dissapears and then reapear

  22. dude says:

    IF u go really close to the screen any eye will have a blind spot.

  23. circles to infinity says:

    its cool, i like it, i blame this for many car accidents and running into walls, not that i’ve ever been guilty of either, mind you. ;)

  24. Haywood Jablome says:

    I closed both eyes and didn’t see a damn thing.

  25. sam says:

    You got to move closer to the screen and focus on the cross.

    EVERYONE has a blind spot. The only time you wouldn’t have one is if you were a mutated alian

  26. Rayne says:

    It didn’t work for me with my right eye, so I tried it with my left. That didn’t work either. So I did what Vurdlak said and clicked the image. Instead of it being bigger, it was smaller so the cross looked like a dot! Oh well, nice try. :)

  27. Rayne says:

    I think it didn’t work for me because I have wierd eyes. Like when I was looking at the cross I could see my TV, which is waaaaaaaaaaay to my right and almost behined me (no it wasn’t the reflection of it on my screen). My eyes are lazy which is wierd, because for some reason I can see like an owl without turning my head!

  28. ishbu says:

    welllll either something is definitely wrong with my eyes, or the blind spot theory is wrong…
    i followed the instructions word for word, and even moved closer and further…
    but each time it was the cross that dissapeared…
    not the circle.
    and no i wasnt just focusing on the circle…
    i was definitely focused on the cross with my right eye and everything…
    but yeah…the cross disappeared.

  29. Rozz says:

    Every single Person has a blind Sopt unless you have no Optical Nerve in the back of your eye which would mean that the eye would be useless and wouldnt be able to see. So theres no point going – Ooo I musnt have a blind sopt – because you do! try moving back and forwards with your face! …idiots

  30. jhop says:

    The blind spot is the place where the optical nerve connects to the back of the eyeball. The back of the eyeball is covered with sensors (basically), but where the nerve connects, there are no sensors, so you cant see anything in that spot. I had a swollen optical nerve for a while, and my blind spot got big, about the size ofsomeones face!
    because you have two eyes, they sort of cover for each other, so you dont normally notice.

    You can also try focusing further to the left of the cross, your blind spot might be further out that the dot moves too.

  31. Joe T. says:

    Some have mentioned that their finger tips stay in sight when placed into their blind spot. i’ve seen another blind spot test in textbooks that demonstrates this. If you were to replace the circle with vertical bar that has a break in the middle:

    |

    |

    like that, when the break sits in your blind spot you’ll actually see:

    |
    |
    |

    because your brain wants to fill in the “missing” information. This is why you can still “see” your fingertip. Your brain knows it is supposed to be there, so it fills it in. i did the same thing, and noticed that my fingertip was kinda blurry and a bit distorted. Perhaps i don’t know my own hands well enough.

  32. M 2 the H O says:

    vurdok wen u open it its tinsy

  33. M 2 the H O says:

    sabastian, the directions tell u to focus on the cross not the ball. focusing on both with my rite eye it dont dissapear,
    but only focousin on the ball with my left eye does the cross dissapear, O NO!!! WHAT AM I 2 DO?????

  34. M 2 the H O says:

    r both eyes supposed 2 have a blind spot i can onnly get it 2 work on my left

  35. Mal says:

    I diddnt know i am blind am blind

  36. SteakKnife04 says:

    it just mad my eye hurt

  37. some guy says:

    indeed it does work

  38. amazed says:

    that is so kool
    if u look on the other side your blind spot is in the opposite spot

  39. ;-) says:

    WOW!!!!!!!!! but it kinda makes me wonder wut else i mite be missing…

  40. hydrophobicsnails says:

    well i have 20/10 vision so that might be why i cant find my blind spot. i tried enlarging the picture i moved closer and further from the screen and i tried both eyes.

  41. no likey name says:

    cool

  42. pink says:

    omg!!! thats so freaky

  43. the dude that cant see says:

    i can still see the big dot.i know how 2 add

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  44. Smb says:

    Another one that doesnt work this site sucks!

  45. wazup looser says:

    im scared, i want my mommy!

  46. mariah says:

    the circle never left my sight.

  47. Anonymous says:

    You people aren’t doing it right. It’s a scientific fact that all humans have a blind spot due to heir optic nerves.

    So don’t say the site sucks just ’cause you’re doing it wrong

  48. Tori says:

    huh, the animation stoped for some reason on my blind spot. Weird. Also EVERYONE has a blind spot for people that “don’t have one”

  49. Anonymous says:

    i see the blind spot its cool but ive seen it bfor and im 11/12

  50. Ichiko says:

    Holy crap. o_o It stuned me, yo.

  51. Anonymous says:

    hey hye rebecca

  52. Eye Master says:

    i think it’s funny how some people are saying that they have no blind spot when every human eye has one.

  53. Anonymous says:

    your left eye does have a blind spot, to see it the cross would have to be on the right and the dot on the left while closing your right eye

  54. mcr rox says:

    i cant get my blind spot but its probably cause i have very bad eyesight in my right eye.

  55. qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm says:

    ok mabe 1 of u can tell me whats wrong. the first tme i did this it work fine, but know it don’t work no more!

  56. taylor says:

    by left eye has no blind spot iv stard 4 3 mins n nothin so i got closer and still nothin ? this ones rubish

  57. Anonymous says:

    People the left eye has a blind spot but its on its on the left side of the eye, like the right eye has its blindspot on the right side…

  58. Shauzia says:

    DOESN’T WORK FOR ME!! I OPENED IT UP AND IT STILL DOESNT WORK
    =^.^=

  59. slipper says:

    IT DOES OT WORK FOR ME!!!

  60. Anonymous says:

    i got no blind spot yet

  61. Anonymous says:

    I like it. Oh,if you open the picture you will get a smaller picture.

  62. Anonymous says:

    Eye master youre right

  63. Anonymous says:

    everyones got blind spot youre not doing correctly

  64. Jennyfromfla says:

    when the circle is at the end of the space i can not see it anymore. this is pretty neat.

  65. trulyblind says:

    that is ausomely obsain(my word lol crass between insane and obsurd) lol im amazed

  66. Anonymous says:

    uhh…hold ur hand on right eye and focus on right side,the cross will dissapear lol

  67. Alaar781 says:

    Perhaps it has something to do with my usually wearing glasses half the day and not wearing them now, but, when checking my right eye’s blind spot, I sometimes never see the black circle go away. As far as my left side, I can either not see or both see and not see the cross (seemingly with a very visible but ever-changing wind of white trying to hide part of it) at various states of focus.

  68. Nikki says:

    uh… i don’t think i have a blind spot…

  69. Matthew says:

    I found something interesting about this. if you place a mirror on the table under the image, you can still see the dot in the mirror but not in your blind spot.

  70. Anonymous says:

    if you concentrate on the cross with your left eye, you will not ind a blind spot because the left eye’s blindspot is on the far left side of it. The big circle is moving to the right, which is why it works on the right eye

  71. Anonymous says:

    Doesn’t work.

  72. JK says:

    Listen up: It has to work. you have to have a blind spot unless your anatomy is different from all other humans. If it doesn’t work, you’re doing it wrong.
    Like all others just said, you have to cover your left eye if you’re focusing on the cross and the moving circle should disappear at one point.
    If you’re focusing on the big circle, cover your right eye and the cross should disappear, or at least that’s how it was for me.

  73. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been staring at that cross for 2 minutes and nothing has happened….

  74. plymouthian says:

    Gor any tests to find my g-spot? No sorry. I’m only joking but i couldn’t resist the temptation. As for my blind spot, yes thank you, i found it.

  75. Anonymous says:

    OMG!On my right eye In some point its just the half of it!I have a weird blind spot!

  76. Anonymous says:

    an absolute gorgeous illusion. I stop seeing the ball before it reaches the end then appears and when coming back it disappears and appears again.

    wonderful…thanx for sharing…

  77. hannah says:

    i dont have a blind spot :S

  78. Anonymous says:

    wow, this really works! I watched 20 centimeters from the screen and then it worked

  79. guess who says:

    what if only half of the dot dissappered? (i did indead try looking from different distances, but only time it dissapeared was the bottom half gone about five inches away from screen):?

  80. i*is*awesome says:

    it won’t work… :’(

    • shan says:

      that really cool i never knew u could find ur blind spot like that but it works if ur sitting reall close to the computer

  81. nullstring says:

    didn’t work for me … i have a 180 degrees vision – left and right, 90 degrees vision – up and down ..

    sorry

  82. Bridget says:

    I don’t have a blind spot with either eye

  83. Anonymous says:

    i don’t have a blind spot

    • T says:

      for the people it doesn’t work for – this doesn’t mean you don’t have a blind spot. everyone has one due to the anatomy of the human eye – the place where your optic nerve exits out of your retina (where it goes up to the brain), is your blind spot. the illusion isn’t working for me either, but I know I have a blind spot anyway :)

  84. Illusionist says:

    i cansee it when my eyes closer to the monitor

  85. Anonymous says:

    so not working i have no blind spot at all

  86. Anonymous says:

    umm i tried but it just doesn’t work for me..

  87. Anonymous says:

    The real illusion here is that there is an extra word in the description. It’s one of those end of line tricks!

  88. sentry says:

    probably because it’s your domenent eye

  89. Anonymous says:

    lol… i did the oppisite.. i looked at the moving thing and the cross disapeared.. i think its a better effect

  90. Anonymous says:

    the thing is i don't have a blind spot it is prettey weird. In school we were doing the same thing and still i dont have a blind spot. My teachers had to move the paper for me and still couldnt see it.
    XOXOX(ILY)XOXOX <3

  91. mljj444 says:

    WOAH!every time the circle goes to the end i cant see it; so i coverd my right eye and followed the big circle/kept my eye at the right end and saw my blind spot!

  92. Genius says:

    No blind spot. O.o For some reason, every test I try for it gives my no results. I have no blind spot!

  93. yayme says:

    whoa thats awesome

  94. Anomynous says:

    near the left end

  95. stephanie says:

    no matter how close or far away i get im not getting my blind spot

  96. Detective Kitty says:

    guys if it doesn’t work get closer to the screen it’s written in the description if it doesn’t work your too far from the screen…the big circle doesn’t reach your blind spot so just get closer to the screen.

  97. joseph says:

    lol thats tight, worked for me when i got closer to the screen lol

  98. Salad says:

    Aha! Saw a version of this one in “Stumbling on Happiness” when I read it for my health psychology class. Love this trick! ^^ Wigs a lot of people out… you shoulda seen my class when I showed it to them.
    “AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH THAT’S REALLY SCARY!”

  99. Ms.Observant says:

    the only time i notice my blind spot is sometimes im reading and i cant see the words and irritates me. MY BLIND SPOT DOES NOT WORK ITS MAGIC WITH THIS CRAP

  100. Sara says:

    Ha that scared me :)

  101. wackadoodaday says:

    … Ah… Ugh that really freaked me out the first time :O

  102. PaperMoon says:

    LOL! Didn’t disappear for me I can still see it.

  103. Anonymousperson says:

    OMG!!!Thats so creepy!!I had to lean away from the computer

  104. Amber says:

    I’ve done this before and its still scary!

  105. Anonymous says:

    scaaaaaary, i had to lean in a lot to get it though

  106. teddy says:

    woah it did! btw, all of us have a blind spot in both our eyes

  107. Ari says:

    How was it scary?
    I read the comments first then some people said it was scary, so i didn’t do the test.

  108. jasmine says:

    will i did not see that the ball was gone and the pplz daat saw iit yyaaa probelY lian… cause i did NOT see nothiin at ALL….. yaaa losers..

  109. unknown says:

    it didn’t work for me too

  110. Jazzy-J says:

    It’s no lie. Everyon has a blind spot in either eye. The backs of your eyes are covered in light-receptor cells, save for a small spot just off of the center. This is where the optic nerve connects to your eyes, and there are no light-receptors on that spot.

    :3

  111. Stuart says:

    TRy watching the Moving ball with your left eye, the little one, guess what happens.

  112. cesar says:

    im like 11 years old,still new to this site and all i gotta say is WHAT THE FUC_

  113. tiger says:

    i still see the big circle…
    Look like my eye dont have blind spot LOL

    • spook117 says:

      everyone has a blind spot
      if u didnt it would be because your optic nerve doesnt connect to your eye, which would make you blind

  114. lane says:

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrgh im blind :D wieeeeeeeeeerrrrrddd

  115. JM says:

    I closed my right eye, looked at the big moving dot and then the cross disappeared.

  116. chris says:

    didn’t work for me. after a few minutes i felt like an idiot moving closer then then farther away from the screen staring at this stupid dot.

  117. qwertyuiop says:

    thats weirddddddd
    it doesnt completely dissapear (did i spell that right) it just turns a greyish colour

  118. raah says:

    it doesn’t disappear? even when i take off my glasses, lol.

  119. kev says:

    Holy Shit this is no lie . i looked the cross with my right eye then i opened my left eye and looked at the moving ball and the cross disappeared .

  120. Hi says:

    NOT scary! but it didn’t work for the BIG one…. i did what they told me to do and the small one dissapeared instead…

  121. Jon says:

    it never disapeared on my left eye lol

  122. somebody says:

    i dont think i even have a blind spot… i cant see it even if i keep moving forward and backward it still doesnt work

  123. javonte says:

    um i wanna go to the eye docter and get these blindspots removed lol …but i can’t :’(

  124. JMAN12 says:

    Very cool. Had to sit closer to the screen! My blind spot is right at the corner of my eye’)

  125. pppp says:

    amazing…

  126. joey says:

    crap…how long do i have to look….na’n hapnd 4 me..

  127. jorjeea says:

    IT BURNS BOTH OF MY EYES! i dont see how its scary, when i cant even see MY blind spot. SAY! i’m half blind, so i think thats why it dont work :(

  128. Jay says:

    ahhhhhhhhhh…. I don’t get it! its not working….
    ()()
    (-.-)
    o(“)(“)

  129. Bman says:

    That is sooooooo awesome!!!

  130. Bman says:

    It funny cause I have blind spot halfway through but then it goes through it and then I see it at the end also…agh!

  131. Tara Upchurch says:

    To be honest it didn’t do anything for me either. I tried from far and near as well as both eyes, but it never disappeared to me. I think it may possibility blink lightening quick at the farthest point from the x… but I don’t know.

  132. vibelle says:

    it didn’t. work for me iether. But my son and my husband said it really dissapeared. weird!

  133. sweet says:

    lol! im crosseyed so i can do it with both eyes open. its pretty darn awesome aint it!?

  134. kimbo says:

    it didnt dissapear for me!
    i move like 3 metres away from the laptop and then went as close as 5 cms away from it but still the big dot didnt disspear

  135. Name less says:

    Honestly, I tried with both my eyes,and it won’t work with me. So, I give up.

  136. jack says:

    i saw it, i saw it, i saw it, i saw it, i saw it, i saw it, i saw it, i saw it, i saw it, i saw it,

  137. danny says:

    haha thats funny it dissapers and then it comes back

  138. Aaron says:

    I was eating pizza so only the 1/4 of the circle disapeared

  139. Jessie says:

    I do not get it

  140. superlegion says:

    oookay…it disappeared…but it doesn’t seem scary to me.

  141. dude says:

    dude thats freaky

  142. kelly says:

    close your right eye and focus on the moving dot the cross will disappear when the dots all the way to the right

  143. Anon. E. Mouse says:

    D:

    scary…very VERY scary…

  144. kendra says:

    It just fogs up for me..

  145. CiCi says:

    that was amazing!
    at first it didnt work but then i leaned closer and then it dissapered!!
    amazing!! (:

  146. spook117 says:

    if it doesnt work for you, youre doing something wrong

  147. inmyshoes says:

    I had to get about 8 inches from the screen.

  148. >_> says:

    when i looked away from the screen and looked back again everything on he screen was blury but the big dot didnt disapear!!! O_O wtf

  149. Anon says:

    Welll…. 5 inches from the screen or 10ft from the screen.. I apparently have no ‘blind spot’ because I can see the moving dot the entire time with my left and right eye. Advanced Peripheral vision FTW.

    • KMR says:

      Just focus on the cross so you only see the dot in your peripheral vision. It is physically impossible to not have a blind spot because it is caused by your optic nerve.

  150. manuel says:

    you have to hold your face about 6 inches away from the screen.

  151. Iceman says:

    First of all you are to close your left eye.
    Close your left and eye and just focus your right eye on the tiny cross. I found my blind spot by accident one time. I asked my eye Dr about it and he said everyone has a blind spot, that I just happened to find mine.

  152. Adrian says:

    You guys are funny. EVERYONE has a blind spot. You just need to adjust your distance from the screen, 6″ to 8″ should do it.

  153. Sarah says:

    It worked for me. Its somewhere towards the right near the end.

  154. Jasmine says:

    WOW ! cool ! is that true? we have a blind spot? or is it some other effect like we’ve seen before?? motion blindness or whatever?

  155. iampurple says:

    it worked.. so fascinating.. the big spot disappeared for a split second.. o_0

  156. jessiandbeni says:

    soooo cool! freaky, but koo!:))

    jessyCakes+beniBoo=2cute2handle<3

  157. Asian says:

    ASIANS!!!

  158. curmudgen says:

    Of course it works! The human eye has a blind spot where ther are no photoreceptors, where the optic nerve goes into the brain.

  159. marcy says:

    My pointer disappeared first

  160. Moonlight says:

    It Half Disappeared For Me, LOL. Strange, Because All The Other Blind Spot Illusions Worked For Me.

  161. Peet says:

    If I stare at a spot to the right side of the screen with only my left eye open, it would seem to me that I should have a blind spot in that eye. But this did not work – only got the blind spot in my right eye by following Vurdlak’s instructions.

    • Dr. J says:

      will work on the right side if you put your mouse pointer about an inch from where the large dot stops and reverses on the right side of the screen. Then look at the pointer with the left eye only.

  162. Batgirl says:

    If you close your right eye the small circle disappears!

  163. bUd dUb says:

    didn’t work for me. . . though I am actually blind in one eye. . .

    • Dr. J says:

      You still have a blind spot in your good eye. Move about a foot away from the screen and try again. You didn’t try looking through the blind eye did you, just kidding.

  164. Dr. J says:

    The interesting thing about blind spots is that some people have larger ones then others and neurologicaly it can change with different stimulation.

  165. he says:

    it desappeared for just a moment

  166. hgjhgvhjgfjhgvhbm says:

    mine was at a quater to the right

  167. dxfcgnkm,l;.' says:

    i have a blindspot and im only 13 does that mean i going blind and how can i fix this before its too late

    • Chennel Brown says:

      it doesnt matter if youre 13 or not it works for everyone. If anyone should have any reason to be worried about that its me because im 10.

    • Chennel Skye Brown says:

      Omg I have the same name as you Chennel!!!

  168. dxfcgnkm,l;.' says:

    by the way u can see my blindspot its red on my righht eye

  169. adfsasd says:

    can i download it?

  170. Ktee says:

    omg!!!! its like right neaar my iris then! its sooooo freekin scary!

  171. mycaricature says:

    Wow, great one!

  172. freshjah says:

    It disappeared for me.

  173. Drago says:

    MIND=BLOWN

  174. shelli says:

    My blind spot was became apparent when the moving black ball was about an inch and 1/4 from the right side where the ball bounces back towards the left. Very interesting. What does it mean? What does having a blind spot mean or is it just an anomoly we all share.

  175. muhanad says:

    Well it worked for me…do the same thing but with your right eye closed and your left eye chasing the Big circle..You will notice the disappearance of the tiny circle as well

  176. oski says:

    try to move your head back and forth while the big circle is moving you wont see it at all!!

  177. anonymus says:

    holy!

  178. Jesse says:

    omg its so weird it dissapears in the middle of the screen then comes back a sec later beside where it dissapered

  179. Kz says:

    i closed both of my eyes, i’m totally blind..all gone!!

  180. zack says:

    your road safety is you // what is speed limit ,, u have a blind eye ,,and yetr u can not be smart enough knowing that in one moment you will be smashed in a heap ofmetal,,because both youyr eyes are blinded your mind is warrpped,, by a blindness causing grieve// a blind eye is a human wacco, in on 4 tires,, the SPEEEEDDD // signs means /////????///// THE BLIND EYES, ARE MANY /

  181. Grace says:

    I can’t find it

  182. Yolo says:

    Too cool :))

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