This may work as the object is back-lit by any light source such as moon, stars and street lamps.

But don’t let those pesky pirates tell us how to live our lives. You can try this body hack at home, too.

Just 10 consecutive days of unfiltered sunlight exposure can cause you 50% loss in night vision. 

I contribute this to my major night vision improvement. A daily routine of eye exercises can dramatically improve both your night and day vision.

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Imitate the Soviet Special Forces secret method. During World War II, the special unit were taught to eat a sugar cube to improve night vision.

Rhodopsin in the human rods is insensitive to the longer red wavelengths, so traditionally many people use red light to help preserve night vision. Red light only slowly depletes the rhodopsin stores in the rods, and instead is viewed by the red sensitive cone cells.

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Many animals have better night vision than humans do, the result of one or more differences in the morphology and anatomy of their eyes. These include having a larger eyeball, a larger lens, a larger optical aperture (the pupils may expand to the physical limit of the eyelids), more rods than cones (or rods exclusively) in the retina, and a tapetum lucidum.

It may sounds like a myth but bilberry is rich in anthocyanosides, a form of flavonoid which helps to regenerate the purple pigments in the eye that are used to see in the dark. 

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While the cones are more sensitive to color, the rods are better at motion detection and works better in low light.

Our vision range in varying light conditions comes from three parts of the eye:

Thermal imaging detects the temperature difference between the background and the foreground objects. Some organisms are able to sense a crude thermal image by means of special organs that function as bolometers. This allows thermal infrared sensing in snakes, which functions by detection of thermal radiation.

This ends our How To See In The Dark chapter.  To conclude, in order to see better in the dark, you need to train hard and eat right.

Keep your hand in front (like push up position) so that you wouldn't hit into a wall. Keep your head low to avoid obstacles that may be hanging from the ceiling.  Overtime, you will find that your dark vision has improved.

Even though it is common that our eyesight drop tremendously at night, mine is to the extreme. I am blind as a bat at night and sadly without the ability to create and detect ultrasonic sounds.

(Important note! The Mythbusters took a look at this rumor in 2007 and deemed the myth “plausible.” The night vision experiment pretty much checked out, but was lacking historical precedent. But pirates aren’t the only ones. The FAA recommends that pilots “close one eye when using a light to preserve some degree of night vision in the cockpit” in one guide posted on the agency’s website)

Within 5 to 10 seconds of focusing on one point of your peripheral vision, the visual will fade out. Your eyes will become less sensitive to the visual. Therefore scan the area constantly or blink to make sure that your rod cells don’t become desensitised.

Night vision is the ability to see in low light conditions. Whether by biological or technological means, night vision is made possible by a combination of two approaches: sufficient spectral range, and sufficient intensity range. Humans have poor night vision compared to many animals, in part because the human eye lacks a tapetum lucidum.[1]

This was a pretty inconvenient situation for a pirate running up and down between decks. The eye patch, it’s rumored, fixed that. When ducking into darkness beneath the deck, the savvy pirate would simply switch his eye patch from one eye to the other. The eye that was previously covered by the patch, and in the dark, was immediately adjusted. No more fumbling pirate!

There are studies that shown that smokers are 2 times more prone to night accidents than non-smokers.

Note that you should use proper lighting for regular reading (at home). Don’t be ridiculous and use red light for regular reading. You will spoil your eyesight.

Don't you think that the show is a wonderful place to train night vision? It is a pretty safe environment after all~ Just a bit freaky.

You can do so by looking 5 to 10 degrees above, below, or sides of the object.

How to see in the dark

At night, we primarily use our rod cells than the cones.

To effectively use them, try searching for shapes, outlines, contours and movement rather than colors since we humans are almost completely colorblind in the dark anyway.

This period of temporary blindness is what researchers refer to as “dark adaptation,” which is measured by tracking how quickly the eye recovers in the dark following its exposure to a bright light. It happens as your eye is busy regenerating photo pigments, and can take upwards of 25-40 minutes to get back to normal.

After connecting the viewfinder to the camera en connected all the power and ground cables I could see in the dark using the light of the Infrared LED's. ...

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Instead, slightly avert your eyes and glance by sideways. This way, you will be using more rods.

The image is said to become "intensified" because the output visible light is brighter than the incoming light, and this effect directly relates to the difference in passive and active night vision goggles. Currently, the most popular image intensifier is the drop-in ANVIS module, though many other models and sizes are available at the market. Recently, the US Navy announced intentions to procure a dual-color variant of the ANVIS for use in the cockpit of airborne platforms.[2]

Interestingly, the carrots myth was created during World War II to hide this fact from the Japanese.

This is because night vision is dependent on blood sugar levels. But moderate please... I don't want your dentist to be knocking on my door.

Even Myth Buster had tested and deemed the myth plausible. 

All photoreceptor cells in the eye contain molecules of photoreceptor protein which is a combination of the protein photopsin in color vision cells, rhodopsin in night vision cells, and retinal (a small photorector molecule). Retinal undergoes an irreversible change in shape when it absorbs light; this change causes an alteration in the shape of the protein which surrounds the retinal, and that alteration then induces the physiological process which results in vision.

Many times, all you need to do is to clean your glasses. Clean your windshield if you are driving.

As the rods are concentrated around our retina, to use them effectively, try not to look directly at something you want to see.

"At age 40 I got a .5 correction to see distance better. Over the years (55 now) it went up to 2.0.I wear contacts. When I started your program 4 months ago or so, I stopped wearing the contacts completely and used some older (weaker) glasses 30 minutes a day maximum - typically when driving.So, I am basically living with NO correction."