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Field of vision. What does it mean?
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Dr. Daniel Bustos
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Peripheral vision
When someone refers to "field of vision" they are usually referring to your visual field, or the entire scope of what you see in your vision, most notably your peripheral vision.
This phrase is also often used to refer to a visual field test which tests your extent to see in your peripheral vision. This is a test routinely used in the evaluation and treatment of glaucoma.

In brief: Peripheral vision
When someone refers to "field of vision" they are usually referring to your visual field, or the entire scope of what you see in your vision, most notably your peripheral vision.
This phrase is also often used to refer to a visual field test which tests your extent to see in your peripheral vision. This is a test routinely used in the evaluation and treatment of glaucoma.
Dr. Daniel Bustos
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: How far you see
The field of vision is the entire area, from left to right, up to down, and in a roughly circular area, that a person can see when looking straight ahead.
Certain diseases, such as glaucoma, can rob us of our peripheral field of vision. Others, such as macular degeneration, can cause us to lose our central vision while retaining our peripheral vision.

In brief: How far you see
The field of vision is the entire area, from left to right, up to down, and in a roughly circular area, that a person can see when looking straight ahead.
Certain diseases, such as glaucoma, can rob us of our peripheral field of vision. Others, such as macular degeneration, can cause us to lose our central vision while retaining our peripheral vision.
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