I’ve been sitting on this observation for a couple weeks now because it just seemed a little crazy to attribute to Soylent, but I’m now so certain of it that I just have to see if there could be a connection.
My eyes now adjust SO much faster to light changes. It’s extremely obvious to me… pre-Soylent I would come into my office after waking up and turn on my monitors (I have 3) and I’d be squinting and unable to fully open my eyes for at least several minutes. Many times I actually wore sunglasses just so I could handle it. And going outside in sunlight? Oh man… not without shades or basically peeking through my eyelashes.
This is completely gone now. I get up (earlier than normal now and therefore darker than normal too) and walk into my office, turn on the screens and… nothing. I barely even register that it’s bright. My eyes are just adjusted and all is well. I can go outside into bright direct early morning sun, without any hesitation. No sunglasses, no squinting, no shielding my eyes.
What in the world is going on here? I know a little bit about how the rods in the eyes work and all that stuff (+1 for the Mythbusters pirate patch episode! LOL) but never would I have imagined that Soylent would have anything at all to do with this. But this has been absolutely consistent for weeks. In fact really since just after starting with Soylent, though I didn’t really realize it for a couple weeks as I was distracted by all the other benefits I was experiencing already.
Could getting on such a balanced nutrition schedule really cause a difference in the speed of adjustment to light of one’s eyes?? Seems a bit crazy to me but, I can’t figure out any other explanation. If anything, this time of year is far worse for my eyes in terms of light since it’s SO bright so early in summer.