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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 Optical Illusion

  • Phoebe Love

    Why does my left eye have no blind spot?

  • vurdlak

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

  • sebastian

    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.

  • Roach

    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. . .

  • Farted

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

  • WOW

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

  • fred

    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 ;)

  • Neath

    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

  • ~~*NIQUE*~~

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

  • Jee

    Doesn’t work for me…sorry

  • jhop

    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….

  • Hai

    aaagghhh! its gone!!!!

  • kitty

    omg!

  • bobo

    hahaha i like jhops idea

    my blind spot did show up

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

  • y eye

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

  • biclops

    gah! more dissappearing dots, hold me

  • A d J

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

  • eCass

    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.

  • naofumi

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

  • a Funny guy

    who thinks up this crap????

  • Blind man

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

  • y

    why does the ball dissapears and then reapear

  • dude

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

  • circles to infinity

    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. ;)

  • Haywood Jablome

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

  • sam

    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

  • Rayne

    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. :)

  • Rayne

    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!

  • ishbu

    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.

  • Rozz

    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

  • jhop

    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.

  • Joe T.

    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.

  • M 2 the H O

    vurdok wen u open it its tinsy

  • M 2 the H O

    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?????

  • M 2 the H O

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

  • Mal

    I diddnt know i am blind am blind

  • SteakKnife04

    it just mad my eye hurt

  • some guy

    indeed it does work

  • amazed

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

  • ;-)

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

  • hydrophobicsnails

    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.

  • no likey name

    cool

  • pink

    omg!!! thats so freaky

  • the dude that cant see

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

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  • Smb

    Another one that doesnt work this site sucks!

  • wazup looser

    im scared, i want my mommy!

  • mariah

    the circle never left my sight.

  • Anonymous

    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

  • Tori

    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”

  • Anonymous

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

  • Ichiko

    Holy crap. o_o It stuned me, yo.

  • Anonymous

    hey hye rebecca

  • Eye Master

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

  • Anonymous

    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

  • mcr rox

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

  • qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm

    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!

  • taylor

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

  • Anonymous

    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…

  • Shauzia

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

  • slipper

    IT DOES OT WORK FOR ME!!!

  • Anonymous

    i got no blind spot yet

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

    Eye master youre right

  • Anonymous

    everyones got blind spot youre not doing correctly

  • Jennyfromfla

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

  • trulyblind

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • Alaar781

    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.

  • Nikki

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

  • Matthew

    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.

  • Anonymous

    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

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t work.

  • JK

    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.

  • Anonymous

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

  • plymouthian

    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.

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

    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…

  • hannah

    i dont have a blind spot :S

  • Anonymous

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

  • guess who

    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):?

  • i*is*awesome

    it won’t work… :’(

    • shan

      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

  • nullstring

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

    sorry

  • Bridget

    I don’t have a blind spot with either eye

  • Anonymous

    i don’t have a blind spot

    • T

      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 :)

  • Illusionist

    i cansee it when my eyes closer to the monitor

  • Anonymous

    so not working i have no blind spot at all

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • sentry

    probably because it’s your domenent eye

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

    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

  • mljj444

    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!

  • Genius

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

  • yayme

    whoa thats awesome

  • Anomynous

    near the left end

  • stephanie

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

  • Detective Kitty

    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.

  • joseph

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

  • Salad

    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!”

  • http://hotmail.com Ms.Observant

    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

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamie-Kenny/592059901 Jamie Kenny

    thats creepy

  • Sara

    Ha that scared me :)

  • wackadoodaday

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

  • PaperMoon

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

    • Bandit

      same here….. i can still see it, even from 5-6 ft away….

  • Anonymousperson

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

  • Amber

    I’ve done this before and its still scary!

  • Anonymous

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

  • teddy

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

  • Ari

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

    • Rose

      Its not that scary just strange! give it a try!

  • http://www.myspace.com jasmine

    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..

  • unknown

    it didn’t work for me too

  • Jazzy-J

    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

  • Stuart

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

  • cesar

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

  • tiger

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

    • spook117

      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

  • http://www.moillusions.com lane

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrgh im blind :D wieeeeeeeeeerrrrrddd

  • http://www.moillusions.com JM

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

  • chris

    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.

    • Annie

      it didnt disappear for me.. i guess i dont have a blind spot LOL

  • qwertyuiop

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

  • raah

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

  • kev

    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 .

  • Hi

    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…

  • Jon

    it never disapeared on my left eye lol

  • somebody

    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

  • javonte

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

  • JMAN12

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

  • pppp

    amazing…

  • joey

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

  • jorjeea

    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 :(

  • Jay

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

  • Bman

    That is sooooooo awesome!!!

  • Bman

    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!

  • Tara Upchurch

    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.

  • vibelle

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

  • sweet

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

  • kimbo

    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

  • Name less

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

  • jack

    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,

  • danny

    haha thats funny it dissapers and then it comes back

  • Aaron

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

  • Jessie

    I do not get it

  • superlegion

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

  • dude

    dude thats freaky

  • kelly

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

  • Anon. E. Mouse

    D:

    scary…very VERY scary…

  • kendra

    It just fogs up for me..

  • CiCi

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

  • spook117

    if it doesnt work for you, youre doing something wrong

  • inmyshoes

    I had to get about 8 inches from the screen.

  • >_>

    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

  • Anon

    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

      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.

  • manuel

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

  • Iceman

    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.

  • Adrian

    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.

  • Sarah

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

  • Jasmine

    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?

  • iampurple

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

  • jessiandbeni

    soooo cool! freaky, but koo!:))

    jessyCakes+beniBoo=2cute2handle<3

  • Asian

    ASIANS!!!

  • curmudgen

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

  • marcy

    My pointer disappeared first

  • Moonlight

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

    • Dr. J

      You need to be about 1 foot away from the screen and it should make the whole thing go away. At that distance your blind spot should be bigger then the large circle. To close and it will not cover it.

    • Georgerocks9184

      same happened to me!

    • http://insetologia.blogspot.com Cesar Crash

      The same happens to me too.

  • Peet

    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

      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.

  • Batgirl

    If you close your right eye the small circle disappears!

  • bUd dUb

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

    • Dr. J

      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.

  • Dr. J

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

  • he

    it desappeared for just a moment

  • hgjhgvhjgfjhgvhbm

    mine was at a quater to the right

  • dxfcgnkm,l;.’

    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

      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

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

  • dxfcgnkm,l;.’

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

  • adfsasd

    can i download it?

  • Ktee

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

  • mycaricature

    Wow, great one!

  • http://www.laughtotears.com freshjah

    It disappeared for me.

  • Drago

    MIND=BLOWN

  • shelli

    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.

  • muhanad

    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

  • oski

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

  • anonymus

    holy!

  • Jesse

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

  • Kz

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

  • http://www.blindeyes.com/braindeadloogans zack

    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 /

  • Grace

    I can’t find it

  • Yolo

    Too cool :))

  • yoyooy

    i have no blind spot. ive tried every blind spot finder thing and none work!

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