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Difficulty Seeing
in low light

Nyctalopia is an impairment that affects your ability
to see at night. It could be a sign of a dietary imbalance,
an eye condition or a chronic disease.


Signs of
night blindness

Your optician will be able to diagnose night blindness.
 Symptoms of nyctalopia include; weak vision in dim light, difficulty seeing when driving at night and slow reaction time between bright and dim light conditions. Driving at night can be a particular challenge, due to the intermittent presence of headlights and streetlights on the road.

Eye Conditions

While a condition in it's own right, night blindness may
be the result of a related eye problem, listed below.

Astigmatism - With astigmatism, when lighting dims, your pupils dilate to let in more light creating more blur than you would in daylight.

Diabetes - Poor night vision can be an early sign of diabetes. High blood sugar is harmful to the blood vessels and nerves in the eye. A symptom of diabetes is retinopathy, where the back of the eye is gradually damaged. As a result, adjustment to light, such as coming indoors from bright light outside, is slowed.

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Retinitis Pigmentosa - A group of inherited vision disorders which lead to the progressive degeneration of the retina. Deteriorating night vision is often the earliest symptom. Over time, the peripheral (side) vision gradually decreases.



Vitamin Deficiency

Keep the retina healthy with vitamin A and zinc. Beef, poultry, beans and nuts are great sources. If you have problems absorbing nutrients, then your ability to see at night will be affected.

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