Currently, select UC Davis Medical Center patient rooms and their window-adjacent corridors and parking areas are being designed with lighting systems that adhere to the Five Key Circadian and Lighting Quality Design Strategies and promoting the key design criteria of circadian wellness, dark adaptation
and a high-fidelity visual environment for patient care.
Measurement of the full cone and rod components of dark adaptation
is very time-consuming, often leading to increased variability in the results and making it unsuitable for routine clinical use.
They also recommended closer analysis of extracts from southern Europe and the uniform adoption of modern ophthalmologic methodology for the measurement of dark adaptation
and scotopic and mesopic visual acuity.
Contrast sensitivity, colour vision and dark adaptation
have all been found to be impaired in CF patients.
And as Americans age, millions experience a dramatic slowing in dark adaptation
that may impact night driving and/or macular degeneration that gradually destroys sharp, central vision that is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving.
Drape a dark towel over your head and eyepiece to cut out stray light; you'll need all the dark adaptation
you can get.
Maintaining dark adaptation
also explains all the red flashlights you see being used in the field to illuminate star maps and set up equipment.
So with red light, we can use our daytime vision without "saturating" our nighttime detectors, and this is why red light preserves our dark adaptation
In addition, the section also explains changes in dark adaptation
, contrast sensitivity, attention, temporal and spatial interaction, refraction and motility that occur with age.