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How does having only one eye affect your vision?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Depth perception

You need two eyes in order to have true depth perception.
Interestingly, people who have had only one functional eye since birth or early childhood can judge distances about as well as two-eyed individuals (by comparing shadows and sizes of objects). Those who lose the function of one eye later in life may have some difficulty judging distances, but eventually can manage most tasks normally.

In brief: Depth perception

You need two eyes in order to have true depth perception.
Interestingly, people who have had only one functional eye since birth or early childhood can judge distances about as well as two-eyed individuals (by comparing shadows and sizes of objects). Those who lose the function of one eye later in life may have some difficulty judging distances, but eventually can manage most tasks normally.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
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In brief: Binocularity

To have depth perception, you need two eyes that work together to make one picture.

In brief: Binocularity

To have depth perception, you need two eyes that work together to make one picture.
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