Quick Fact Check: Fake red dot eye test to check vision resurfaces

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: February 19, 2020

A viral post on social media purports to present the readers a simple eye test. As per the viral post, the number visible in the red dot allegedly decides the strength of your eyes. Vishvas News investigated and found that the viral post is fake.


The post shared on social media by a user named Mohan Kashira reads: “See the red circle closely! If u see.. No: *88* – Left eye is weak, No: *83* – Right eye is weak, No: *38* – Both eyes strong, No: *33* – Consult A Doctor, Both eyes weak.. This is one of the greatest simplest test designed by american ophthalmologists..” The archived version of the post can be checked here.


Vishvas News has already debunked the post that went viral on July 2019. You can check the post here.

Conclusion: The viral post claiming that the visibility of the number in the red dot will decide the strength of your eyes is fake.

  • Claim Review : The number visible in the red dot decides the strength of your eyes
  • Claimed By : Fb User: Mohan Kashira
  • Fact Check : False
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