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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