Skip to Content
Central vision is the most important part of a person's vision. It
is used to read, drive, and see pictures or faces. Good central vision allows a
person to see shapes, colors, and details clearly and sharply.
An area of the retina (the lining of the back of the eye) called
the macula provides central vision. Damage to the macula usually causes much
more severe vision loss than damage to the rest of the retina, which provides
side (peripheral) vision.
Current as of:
September 9, 2014
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more, visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
© Copyright 2015 Rush-Copley Medical Center • 2000 Ogden Avenue; Aurora, IL 60504
Main: 630-978-6200 • Physician Referral & Information: 630-978-6700 or 866-4COPLEY (866-426-7539)