Blinded by the light?
January 22, 2011 8:28 AM Subscribe
My left eye seems to see brighter in darkness than my right. What gives?
posted by The otter lady to Health & Fitness (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've noticed this at night, when it's dark and I pick up my cellphone (Blackberry) to look at the screen. Because my vision is blurry from sleep, I squint and often close one eye to help focus. While doing this, I noticed that the screen of the Blackberry is substantially brighter (not clearer, just the light is brighter) through one eye's vision than the other. To the extent that I prefer to squint at it through my right eye, because the left is so much brighter it is harder to read.
I don't notice this at all during daylight hours. I haven't had my eyes checked in a couple of years (no insurance) but I can still read, etc, without trouble. Is this something I should be concerned about? As in, concerned enough to scrape up the cash for a visit to the Optometrist?