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Night vision, for me, is like having missing signals. I know there is a world in front of me. But in the night, it vanishes.
I know kerbs, crossings, trees and people should be there. But I can't find them. So I remember routes, find tricks with torches, feel my way forwards. But even then, the information from my eyes, the signal that I am about to walk into a wall misfires. And I only get this signal when its too late, when my sight catches up and I've already walked into that wall, and feel the pain, yet again.

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    Christopher 6 months ago

    Goodness. Sorry you have to go through that. I can't drive well at night. In fact, I avoid it except in the most extreme cases. But I can't imagine not even being able to walk around when it's dark.

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    Sarah Oakes 5 months ago

    It's scary sometimes, as I'm not entirely sure why it happens, or if it will get worse. I wonder and worry sometimes if it's a sign that my retinas are deteriorating again. But it could also be part of this visual snow business, as that is one of the symptoms. It can also be very painful. Like tonight, I smashed my head into a tree, because my eyes told me it wasn't there, and it really hurt. Scared the life out of a train guard at the station, when he saw the blood dripping down my face, but he helped me out and was really understanding.

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    Christopher 5 months ago

    Oh my goodness.

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