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How do you know if you have decreased night vision or some night blindness?

How do you know if you have decreased night vision or some night blindness?

Comparison: If you think you have difficulty at night, and are not embarrassed to ask, then compare your recovery when entering a dark place from the light with a friend who can tell you when he recovers versus your recovery time. You can experience this issue if present if you enter a dark movie theater from bright outside and have a prolonged period to see well enough to find a seat. ...Read more

Decreased Night Vision (Definition)

There are two aspects to decreased night vision that have different causes. Some people experience blurred vision at night, such as difficulty reading road signs. This may be from a small glasses prescription that only shows up at night. Other people have trouble getting around in the dark, and the eyes adapt poorly to the dark. This may from retinal ...Read more


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Can someone help please? My vision in sunlight is better than sunset time, am i suffering from night blindness?

Can someone help please? My vision in sunlight is better than sunset time, am i suffering from night blindness?

See your doctor: You may need to be tested for eye diseases if you have true night blindness. If it is just harder to see, there are many causes of this. See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have really dim vision at night. Could it be night blindness?

I have really dim vision at night. Could it be night blindness?

Night blindness: Decreased vision in dim illumination can be normal or it may be related to eye related disease. See an eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate proper treatment. ...Read more

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At night, ith spectacles on, I have same vision as with them off. Am i suffering from night blindness?

At night, ith spectacles on, I have same vision as with them off. Am i suffering from night blindness?

As we get older,: We tend to see less distinctly at night due to loss of retinal rod cells over the years. Your experience is not definitive, and if you are losing ability to see well at night, an eye exam will be very useful, and could potentially reverse some or most of your problems. ...Read more

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I have low vision disability in the evenings. Do I have night blindness?

I have low vision disability in the evenings. Do I have night blindness?

Diminished vision at: night may be a sign of a variety of problems. It could encompass any portion of the visual pathway from your natural lens (cataract) to the retina (dystrophies, degeneration, etc.) and optic nerve (optic neuropathy, neuritis, etc.). A comprehensive exam from your ophthalmologist should elicit the pathology and subsequently a treatment plan if possible. ...Read more

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Can anybody tell me about night blindness.?

Nyctalopia: Night blindness refers to the reduced ability of the retinal rods to function under reduced lighting conditions. This affects functioning outside at night and the ability of the eye to adjust to changes from light to dark ( movie theater) or dark to light. Associated with retinitis pigmentosa there is no treatment but night vision goggles will often help. ...Read more

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Hi i suffer from night blindness .Can you help me to improve.Plese......

Hi  i suffer from night blindness .Can you help me to improve.Plese......

See Eye MD: Your problem cannot be solved in the internet. You need to see an ophthalmologist (eye md) to find out what's wrong and to address it. ...Read more

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Can the person suffering from "night blindness" see at all during the night?

Can the person suffering from "night blindness" see at all during the night?

Yes: Depending on the cause of the night vision deficiency the vision will vary. Some people just don't function as well in the dark as others. ...Read more

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Could I have night blindness if I have a harder time seeing to drive at night?

Could I have night blindness if I have a harder time seeing to drive at night?

Possibly: A common cause of difficulty in night driving is cataracts which cause glare of oncoming headlamps and some corneal disease can do the same thing. True night blindness from photoreceptor dysfunction is uncommon and usually is accompanied by generally poor vision as well. Have you ophthalmologist see you to sort this out. ...Read more

Dr. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more


Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more