visual modality

Definitions of visual modality

n the ability to see; the visual faculty

sight, vision, visual sense
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normal eyesight
achromatic vision
vision using the rods
acuity, sharp-sightedness, visual acuity
sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)
binocular vision
vision involving the use of both eyes
central vision
vision using the fovea and parafovea; the middle part of the visual field
chromatic vision, color vision, trichromacy
the normal ability to see colors
distance vision
vision for objects that a 20 feet or more from the viewer
eyesight, seeing, sightedness
normal use of the faculty of vision
monocular vision
vision with only one eye
near vision
vision for objects 2 feet or closer to the viewer
night vision, night-sight, scotopic vision, twilight vision
the ability to see in reduced illumination (as in moonlight)
daylight vision, photopic vision
normal vision in daylight; vision with sufficient illumination that the cones are active and hue is perceived
peripheral vision
vision at the edges of the visual field using only the periphery of the retina
20/20, twenty-twenty
normal visual acuity, as measured by the ability to read charts at a distance of 20 feet
unusually acute vision
foveal vision
vision with the fovea
stereoscopic vision, stereoscopy
three-dimensional vision produced by the fusion of two slightly different views of a scene on each retina
Type of:
modality, sense modality, sensory system
a particular sense
sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body

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