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Are there glasses for programmers to block peripheral vision?

Are there glasses for programmers to block peripheral vision?

Maybe so: Computer programmers have needs that are different from other computer users. Age and need for glasses also play important roles. The stronger the prescription need, the more peripheral distortion exists. There are several glasses that come either with "blinders" or wrap-around lenses. Your optometrist or optician can likely build or modify a pair of glasses to accomplish your goal. ...Read more

Peripheral Vision (Definition)

When you look at someone's face, you can still see their hand, even though you are not looking directly at it. When you are walking through a doorway, you are not looking at the sides, or looking directly at the threshold, but you see it through your peripheral vision. Anything outside of your direct focus spot, is considered peripheral. Which can be measured ...Read more


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My peripheral vision is better when I wear glasses instead of monovision contacts. Why would that be?

My peripheral vision is better when I wear glasses instead of monovision contacts. Why would that be?

Monocular vision : The convenience of being fitted in monofocal contacts is to lessen need for glasses, at the compromise of reduced stereopsis (binocular vision). However, I find improvement in peripheral vision when wearing contacts for optimum distance (binocular) vision, versus glasses. Each contact lens individual determines whether the reduction of stereopsis is satisfactory for their daily functions. ...Read more

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Do eyeglasses adversely affect your peripheral vision?

Do eyeglasses adversely affect your peripheral vision?

No: Eyeglasses can block a little of the peripheral vision depending upon the design of the eyeglasses. They will not affect the true peripheral vision internally of the eyes. ...Read more

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Could prism eyeglasses help restore peripheral vision loss caused by drusen?

Could prism eyeglasses help restore peripheral vision loss caused by drusen?

No: Prism eyeglasses are used to shift the image of one eye relative to the other to avoid doubling of vision. Drusen that are significant can wipe out portions of the vision and will not be improved by prisms. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can prism eyeglasses help restore peripheral vision loss caused by drusen?

No: You should get another opinion. Retinal drusen do not typically cause loss of peripheral vision. Optic nerve drusen can, but it is rarely noticed by the patient. ...Read more

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How can I do peripheral vision?

How can I do peripheral vision?

Automatic: Peripheral vision which is the perception of visual input by the outer reaches of your retina is an automatic function as long as the eyes are open. Peripheral vision is especially sensitive to moving objects which we need to prevent hazards in our life space. ...Read more

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What is loss of peripheral vision mean?

Many possible causes: Loss of peripheral vision can occur with ocular or brain disease. There are many diseases that can take away peripheral vision. ...Read more

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Is peripheral vision supposed to be blurry?

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. ...Read more

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What are the causes of temporary loss peripheral vision?

What are the causes of temporary loss peripheral vision?

Many: Most commonly is migraine, with or without the headache. Other causes are transient strokes to the brain, sudden drops in blood pressure to name but a few. See your eye md. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: peripheral vision?

What is the definition or description of: peripheral vision?

Side Vision: When you look at someone's face, you can still see their hand, even though you are not looking directly at it. When you are walking through a doorway, you are not looking at the sides, or looking directly at the threshold, but you see it through your peripheral vision. Anything outside of your direct focus spot, is considered peripheral. Which can be measured by "visual field examination". ...Read more

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I'm wondering are vertical or horizontal prisms used for peripheral vision?

I'm wondering are vertical or horizontal prisms used for peripheral vision?

No: Prisms are used to shift the overall visual image to correct doubling of vision when the eyes are out of alignment. They cannot give improved peripheral vision. ...Read more

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Is there a way to improve our peripheral vision? And I'd like a list of how to improve it.

Is there a way to improve our peripheral vision? And I'd like a list of how to improve it.

No, but...: Peripheral visual acuity (sharpness) can not be improved, but you can learn to pay better attention to it. Team sports like basketball and soccer are a great way to improve your ability to use your peripheral vision as long as you force yourself to try to see the whole court or field at the same time. ...Read more

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Loss of peripheral vision from droopy lids?

Loss of peripheral vision from droopy lids?

Sometimes: If the upper eyelid skin becomes very redundant and hangs over the lashes that can reduce the peripheral vision. This can be detected in a visual field test. This is one of the common reasons that eyelid surgery -blepharoplasty- is performed. ...Read more

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Why can cause hallucinations in my peripheral vision?

Why can cause hallucinations in my peripheral vision?

Positive visual: Sometimes people with migraine headaches or occipital partial onset seizures have a visual sensation of lights or distortions in the peripheral vision. Key questions are whether a headache follows them and whether they are the same symptoms every time. ...Read more

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How does central vision differ from peripheral vision?

Different functions: Central vision is designed for fine detail, depth and color perception. Peripheral vision is designed for motion detection. ...Read more

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Why are contacts lenses' peripheral vision blurry for me?

Why are contacts lenses' peripheral vision blurry for me?

Mult reasons: Either: 1. They don't cover your eyes completely, or. 2. The refraction isn't completely around the edge (doubt). ...Read more

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What could be the reasons for reduced peripheral vision besides glaucoma?

What could be the reasons for reduced peripheral vision besides glaucoma?

Many: Strokes, retinal detachments, retinitis pigmentosa, other optic neuropathies, etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have flashes of light in your peripheral vision?

Peripheral vision: Auras are visual manifestations of neurological symptoms. Flashing lights are one type of aura people report seeing, and these auras often appear in either eye. Migraines are a common cause of visual disturbances, such as flashing lights, but these uncomfortable visual symptoms can be the result of other physiological conditions as well. Anxiety, retinal disease, htn, and seizures may be an issue. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there is a bright light in your peripheral vision?

Flashes: A bright light in your peripheral field can signify traction (pulling) on the mid-peripheral or peripheral retina. These can be warning signs of an impending or evolving retinal tear/break. Symptoms such as these are best evaluated with a dilated retinal exam. Please see your provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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Will insurance pay for blephoraplasty if it is blocking peripheral vision?

Yes: Your doctor has to do certain measurements to prove that you have enough blockage of vision but once you fall within those numbers insurance pays for the surgery. ...Read more

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What could be causing my peripheral vision to be blurry and having headaches?

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 the above including space occupying lesions of brain, like mass with imaging scans. ...Read more

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My peripheral vision is better than my central vision in the dark. Could that be so?

My peripheral vision is better than my central vision in the dark. Could that be so?

Yes : Because of the anatomy of the nerves of the eye you have a retina and a fovea and central vision and peripheral vision come from different nerves. Are you diabetic or have other health problems? See eye dr. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my peripheral vision is better than my central vision in the dark.?

Normal: The peripheral retina which has more rods than cones does see better in the dark. The cones which inhabit the central retina need lights of light to work well. Rods work better in low light. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more