How good is my cat’s vision?
Cats have relatively good vision, especially in low-light conditions. While they don't see as many colors as humans do, their eyes are adapted for hunting and navigating in the dark. Some features of a cat's vision include:
1. Low-light vision: Cats have a higher concentration of rod cells in their eyes than humans, allowing them to see better in dim lighting. They also have a reflective layer called the tapetum lucidum, which helps to amplify the available light.
2. Field of view: Cats have a wider field of view than humans (about 200 degrees compared to our 180 degrees), allowing them to detect motion more easily.
3. Color vision: Cats have fewer color receptors than humans, so their color vision is limited. They see colors similar to a colorblind human, with blues and greens being more distinguishable than reds.
4. Acuity: Cats have lower visual acuity than humans, which means they don't see details as sharply. Their acuity is estimated to be around 20/100 to 20/200, while human acuity is typically 20/20.
5. Depth perception: Cats have good depth perception within a certain range, which helps them judge distances when hunting or navigating their environment.
6. Motion detection: Cats are very good at detecting even the slightest movement, which is crucial for hunting prey.
However, a cat's vision can vary depending on factors like age, breed, and individual differences. If you are concerned about your cat's vision, it's best to consult with a veterinarian.