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    The dark adaptation phenomena

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    How can the dark adaptation phenomena explain an everyday event and how can this phenomenon have serious consequences to the health and safety of oneself and others?

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    The dark adaptation phenomena can be illustrated by when someone transitions from an extremely bright or well-lit area to a relatively dark area. A classic example happens when you get an eye exam, and the doctor has to dilate your eyes; thus, the room goes from well-lit to quite dark, and then the doctor shines a bright light into your eyes, often making it very uncomfortable and scary. This transition or adjustment time before your eyes can see detailed objects reflects the dark adaptation phenomena.

    It can have serious ...

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    This posting defines briefly what dark adaptation phenomena entail as well as offers research to validate.

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