Jim Sheedy, a doctor of vision science and director of the Vision Performance Institute at Oregon's Pacific University, told the Wall Street Journal that while the eyes adapt quickly when going from darkness to light, studies have shown that it can take up to 25 minutes for them to adapt when going from bright light to darkness, which "requires the regeneration of photo pigments." The pirate eye patch with lace blue tinted mascara is a deep red with a black lace covering and bow. Eye patch is one size fits all using the attached elastic band. Our Pharmacy is closed for lunch daily 1:30-2:00 pm Thinking about your Halloween or New Year’s Eve costume, pirates are pretty popular these days for men, women and kids. One of the key items you are sure to include in your costume is a pirate eye patch. But have you ever thought about why pirates wore eye patches?