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A female asked:

Is peripheral vision supposed to be blurry?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Define "blurry": The peripheral retina has fewer receptor cells per unit of space than the main focal point of the eye. Just like your television, the more pixels per image the clearer. You will never see things as sharply with peripheral vision as with the focal point. That said, you could have an eye issue that distorts your peripheral vision. If it is only seen in one eye it is probably abnormal.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Yes: Central vision with the best eyeglass correction is clear. Peripheral vision is always less well focused and cannot be clear. So it is allways blurry.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Why are contacts lenses' peripheral vision blurry for me?

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Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Mult reasons: Either: 1. They don't cover your eyes completely, or. 2. The refraction isn't completely around the edge (doubt).
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Last updated Apr 19, 2017

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