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What is peripheral vision?

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It’s what allows you to see objects all around you without turning your head or moving your eyes. It helps you to sense motion and walk without crashing into things. It’s what you use to see something out of the corner of your eye.

SOURCES:

Retina International: “Loss of Peripheral Vision.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Glaucoma Vision Stimulator,” “Can Tunnel Vision Be Corrected?” “Glaucoma Diagnosis,” “Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment,” “Temporary Peripheral Vision Loss with Headache.”

Foundation Fighting Blindness: “Retinitis Pigmentosa.”

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Are You At Risk for Glaucoma?” “What Can I Do to Prevent Glaucoma?” “Are You At Risk for Glaucoma?”

American Optometric Association: “Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on November 15, 2017

SOURCES:

Retina International: “Loss of Peripheral Vision.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Glaucoma Vision Stimulator,” “Can Tunnel Vision Be Corrected?” “Glaucoma Diagnosis,” “Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment,” “Temporary Peripheral Vision Loss with Headache.”

Foundation Fighting Blindness: “Retinitis Pigmentosa.”

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Are You At Risk for Glaucoma?” “What Can I Do to Prevent Glaucoma?” “Are You At Risk for Glaucoma?”

American Optometric Association: “Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on November 15, 2017

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