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Night Blindness

Individuals with night blindness do not see well at night or in areas with low levels of light such as dark rooms and or heavily shaded areas. Some individuals may also have a slower adjustment to a change in light conditions.  Nyctalopia is a medical term that may be used to describe night blindness. Driving at night, working outside at night and working in areas with low levels of light may prove challenging for an individual with night blindness.


Employees who experience limitations in concentration may need a flexible schedule in order to work optimally during hours of increased attentiveness. Flexible schedules can also be used to have a period of mental rest in order to refocus and reorient into his/her work. Examples of a flexible schedule would be adjusting starting and ending times of the workday, combining regularly scheduled breaks to create one extended break or dividing large breaks into smaller segments, and allowing work to be completed during hours when the employee is most mentally alert.