peripheral vision


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periph′eral vi′sion


n.
all that is visible to the eye outside the central area of focus; side vision.
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Noun1.peripheral vision - vision at the edges of the visual field using only the periphery of the retina
visual modality, visual sense, vision, sight - the ability to see; the visual faculty
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Surgeon Paulo Stanga said: "Ray had to do everything with his peripheral vision, it's very tiring, it is exhausting, What we are hoping to achieve is to improve Ray's central vision so he does not have to work so hard with his peripheral vision.
The retired engineer, who has peripheral vision, is also believed to be the first human to have the use of combined natural and artifi-cial sight.
It doesn't measure peripheral vision, eye coordination or depth perception.
Dell claims that the vast field of view on its Ultrasharp U3415W, matches with its curves will enable gamers to play better as against flat monitors, with less eye movement needed to soak in all of the player's peripheral vision.
As the bike manufacturers add more and more information to their new bike models making the rider more inclined to refocus on the cluster pack which potentially takes the riders attention off the road, the option of delivering that information into the peripheral vision of the rider using Reevu's patented invention can be a safer way of getting that all too important data from the motorcycle engine management system into Reevu's Heads up Display.
Liljenquist said that the phenomenon mirrors the animal kingdom: Predators have evolved to have an extremely narrow eye focus for tracking prey, but this compromises their peripheral vision.
While central vision provides closure and identification, peripheral vision provides visual impressions of space, orientation and movement (Brandt et al.
The practical skills are taught on a one-to-one basis free of charge and can help people to make better use of their remaining peripheral vision, enabling them to complete tasks which were previously too difficult.
In Retinitis Pigmentosa, once the peripheral vision is gone, it's gone.
When walking around, the bifocal portion stays out of the way and gives the wearer normal distance vision with peripheral vision in focus.
She proposes peripheral vision as a response to arguments that migrants experience a "social death" when they migrate to a new place.
It can also preserve peripheral vision in patients.

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