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When i go outside in bright sunlight, it takes my eyes 5 or 6 minutes inside to get to normal vision-i can see clearly, but it seems like it's darker?

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Dr. Jonathan Levin
Ophthalmology
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In brief: It takes time

Some people can have trouble adjusting from light to dark conditions or vice versa.
If your vision is otherwise normal, it is probably not a serious condition. There is a group of rare retinal conditions, however, that can present with similar problems that can lead to decreased vision. In order to determine if you may have one of these rare conditions, you need to have a dilated eye exam.

In brief: It takes time

Some people can have trouble adjusting from light to dark conditions or vice versa.
If your vision is otherwise normal, it is probably not a serious condition. There is a group of rare retinal conditions, however, that can present with similar problems that can lead to decreased vision. In order to determine if you may have one of these rare conditions, you need to have a dilated eye exam.
Dr. Jonathan Levin
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Dr. Keshav Narain
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: Dark and light

Adaptation to the daylight from a darkened indoor setting typically does require a few minutes.
Several conditions can affect dark adaption as well, which can also take a few minutes. Macular degeneration along with several other disorders can affect dark and light adaptation. The ophthalmologist can conduct a macular photostress test to measure this. Best to get it checked and make sure.

In brief: Dark and light

Adaptation to the daylight from a darkened indoor setting typically does require a few minutes.
Several conditions can affect dark adaption as well, which can also take a few minutes. Macular degeneration along with several other disorders can affect dark and light adaptation. The ophthalmologist can conduct a macular photostress test to measure this. Best to get it checked and make sure.
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Dr. Keshav Narain
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