Is peripheral vision supposed to be blurry?
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Pediatrics 46 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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Ophthalmology 52 years experience
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Why are contacts lenses' peripheral vision blurry for me?
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Family Medicine 45 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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A 31-year-old member asked:
What could be causing my peripheral vision to be blurry and having headaches?
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Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Few causes: Htn, optic nerve inflammation called neuritis, including drug induced op.Neuritis-multiple scelerosis , glaucoma or intraocular HTN with HTN inside eyeball , migraines, inflamm/detachment of retina which is the inner most of the 3 layers of eyball, etc. You need to get examined by eye dr. Asap to get ruled out of any of the above including space occupying lesions of brain, like mass with imaging scans.
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Last updated Apr 19, 2017
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