Peripheral vision
Side vision; the ability to see objects and movement outside of the direct line of vision. In contrast to peripheral vision, central vision permits us to read, drive, and perform other activities that require fine, sharp, straight-ahead vision.

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vision that is elicited by stimuli falling on areas of the retina distant from the macula lutea.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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