Video games may help kids with lazy eye

I like to be the first to tout the positive when it comes to video games and video gamers, so when I came across this particular study, I knew I had to post it.

Research presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2011 Annual Meeting showed that video game playing can help children with amblyopia, more commonly known as “lazy eye.”

The research showed that children who played a shooter game using only their weaker eye ended up showing greater improvement in their condition. Close to 1/3rd of of the 10-18 year olds in the study achieved “vast gains” towards their vision being corrected. In a year, 30% of participants had made vast improvement, while 60% showed some improvement.

Source: The Examiner

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