Then I saw something in my peripheral vision, close to my back.
peripheral vision and incisive criticism all in one low to the ground, rosy-cheeked, smart as you please Barbara Delbanco.
But the thing is that your peripheral vision becomes so much greater, so you see a lot more with your eye.
the capacity to see side or fringe areas when one is looking ahead; one's vision using only the outer edges of one's retina
peripheral vision n.
Vision produced by light rays falling on areas of the retina beyond the macula. Also called indirect vision.