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Quick Fact Check: Fake Post Purporting To Show Simple Eye Test Through Red Dot Resurfaces

The viral post purporting to show the simple eye test is fake. The post has resurfaced on social media and has been debunked by Vishvas News earlier as well.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: June 4, 2021

New Delhi (Vishvas News): A photo that has resurfaced on social media shows a red dot purporting to present the users a simple eye test. The post claims that the visibility of the number seen in the red dot allegedly decides the strength of your eyes. It further claims that the test is designed by American ophthalmologists.

Vishvas News investigated and found that the viral post to be fake.

Claim

Vishvas News received the post on its Whatsapp Chatbot for fact checking. The post 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 are strong, No. 33- Consult a Doctor, Both eyes weak. This is one of the greatest simplest test designed by American ophthalmologists.”

Investigation

We investigated by finding whether any related study has been published by American ophthalmologists. We didn’t find any such study as claimed in the viral post.

While observing the photo, we could clearly see only number 38. This red dot can be visible to every person seeing the photo. So, there was no question of an eye test as such.

We debunked the post earlier as well. The complete fact check can be read here.

Vishvas News spoke to Dr. Rahil Chaudhary of Super Specialty Eye Hospital. He denied any such tests that are conducted to check eyes.

Conclusion: The viral post purporting to show the simple eye test is fake. The post has resurfaced on social media and has been debunked by Vishvas News earlier as well.

  • Claim Review : See the red circle closely! If u see no. 88 Left eye is weak, No. 83 – Right eye is weak, No. 38 – both eyes are strong, No. 33- Consult a Doctor, Both eyes weak. This is one of the greatest simplest test designed by American ophthalmologists.
  • Claimed By : Whatsapp user
  • Fact Check : False
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