Night Vision (Impaired)
Night vision (impaired) is a problem seeing at night or in areas with low light.
It is treated based on the cause. Eyeglasses, medicine, or surgery may be needed. Some people turn to natural therapies to help improve their vision.
May Be Effective
May Not Be Effective
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Herbs and Supplements to Be Used With Caution
Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse.
Herbs and Supplements
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Last reviewed November 2019 by EBSCO NAT Review Board Eric Hurwitz, DC
Last Updated: 6/10/2020
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