A member asked:

Please tell me, could you tell me why we don't have a blind spot when both eyes are open?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Brain compensation: The brain is the actual site of vision and it compensates for permanent things in the vision. Both of your eyes have a blind spot, a spot with no light receptors where the nerve exits, which can be mapped out by your ophthalmologist in a test called visual field. Your brain has learned to ignore these holes in the vision and fills them in so you are not aware of them being present.

Answered 2/16/2014



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