Disclaimer. Simpson Optics LLC does not provide medical advice, and neither does this website. If you have concerns about your vision, you should see a specialist, such as an Ophthalmologist or an Optometrist.
"Far peripheral vision" can be thought of as vision off to the side when a person is looking straight ahead. It only exists for the outer visual field of each eye, because the nose, eyebrow and cheek obscure it in the other directions.
The topic is included on this website because "Negative Dysphotopsia" is a visual phenomenon that is occasionally seen by some users of intraocular lenses (IOLs) in the far peripheral vision region. This has led in turn to new scientific questions involving this visual region.
There will be a Special Interest Group (SIG) on Tuesday May 9, 2017 at ARVO in Baltimore, MD, to discuss "Far Peripheral Vision" (1-2:30pm).