What is “eye pattern,” and what are generally recommended “best practices” for eye pattern before and during the stroke?

“Eye pattern” refers to how you move your eyes before and during a shot.

Concerning generally recommended “best practices,” see stroke technique advice. In particular, see steps 1-4 in the stroke “best practices” document.

Regardless of which eye pattern you choose, it is important to have quiet eyes when aligning your cue with the desired line of aim, and during your final delivery.

The following video demonstrates many good and bad habits relating to eye pattern:

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