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How can you improve your night vision?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology

In brief: Night vision

Get plenty of rest.
Eat a diet rich in green leafy vegetables and orange vegetables. Eat fruits rich in antioxidants, such as blueberries and blackberries.

In brief: Night vision

Get plenty of rest.
Eat a diet rich in green leafy vegetables and orange vegetables. Eat fruits rich in antioxidants, such as blueberries and blackberries.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. Daniel Goldberg
Ophthalmology

In brief: Depends

For individuals with normal retinal function, there is, unfortunately, no way to develop superhero grade night vision.
Conversely, for patients with decreased night vision or “nyctalopia”, as a result of dietary vitamin a deficiency, vitamin a supplementation will hopefully restore normal human grade night vision. Patients with degenerative conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa, unfortunately, lose night vision and peripheral vision from progressive photoreceptor loss. Patients with congenital stationary night blindness, cone/rod dystrophies and other degenerative disorders also have photoreceptor loss with loss of night vision. Although until now there hasn’t been much to offer these patients, research is currently underway investigating a large array of agents which may offer them some hope for the future.

In brief: Depends

For individuals with normal retinal function, there is, unfortunately, no way to develop superhero grade night vision.
Conversely, for patients with decreased night vision or “nyctalopia”, as a result of dietary vitamin a deficiency, vitamin a supplementation will hopefully restore normal human grade night vision. Patients with degenerative conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa, unfortunately, lose night vision and peripheral vision from progressive photoreceptor loss. Patients with congenital stationary night blindness, cone/rod dystrophies and other degenerative disorders also have photoreceptor loss with loss of night vision. Although until now there hasn’t been much to offer these patients, research is currently underway investigating a large array of agents which may offer them some hope for the future.
Dr. Daniel Goldberg
Dr. Daniel Goldberg
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