(TacticalNews.com) – Unlike nocturnal animals, humans don’t have the special tissue (tapetum lucidum) behind their eyes to give them enhanced night vision. However, we can still see shapes and movement at night, except when a light source blinds us. Thankfully, there are ways we can improve our night vision; check them out below.
Wearing an eye patch is one of the oldest ways to improve your night vision while transitioning from lighted areas to dark areas. You can see fine with the eye without the patch in a lighted area, not in a dark place, at least until it adjusts. The eye covered with a patch may not be able to see in the lighted area, but it doesn’t need time to adjust when taken off in the dark. The Mythbusters tested out this theory and rated it a “plausible” technique.
You can also improve the time it takes for your eyes to adjust from a lighted area to a dark area by closing your eyes for 10 seconds to let your pupils reset. A healthy diet, along with vitamins such as niacin, thiamine, riboflavin, omega-3 fatty acids, as well as vitamins A, C, E, B6, B9, and B12, can help improve your night vision.
These tips will help you improve your night vision, an ability that could come in handy when responding to strange disturbances at night. Check out how you set up your gear for reacting to nighttime disturbances.
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