Retinal disparity, sometimes called binocular disparity, is part of the process in visual perception that generates the depth and dimensionality. In the sequence of perception, this would occur at the surface/object stage. Specifically, retinal disparity is the space between the eyes that allows binocular vision to create depth perception.

The diagram below indicates a left and right eye. Both eyes converge on a box but due to retinal disparity, the angle of viewing is slightly different for each eye. The brain combines the two images to create the perception of a three-dimensional object.