The Field of View (FoV), the Field of Resolution, and the Field of Contrast Sensitivity describe three progressively more detailed descriptions of human spatial sensitivity at angles relative to fixation. The FoV is the range of visual angles that can be sensed by an eye. The Field of Resolution describes the highest spatial frequency that can be sensed at each angle. The Field of Contrast Sensitivity describes contrast sensitivity at each spatial frequency, at each visual angle. These three concepts can be unified with the aid of the Pyramid of Visibility, a simplified model of contrast sensitivity as a function of spatial frequency, temporal frequency, and luminance or retinal illuminance. This unified model provides simple yet powerful observations about the Field of Contrast Sensitivity. I have fit this model to a number of published measurements of peripheral contrast sensitivity. This allows us to test the validity of the model, and to estimate its parameters. Although the model is a simplification, I believe it provides an invaluable guide in a range of applications in visual technology.
Andrew B. Watson, "The Field of View, the Field of Resolution, and the Field of Contrast Sensitivity" in Proc. IS&T Int’l. Symp. on Electronic Imaging: Human Vision and Electronic Imaging, 2018, pp 1 - 11, https://doi.org/10.2352/J.Percept.Imaging.2018.1.1.010505