Gaming Improves Eyesight

PS3 eye posterAha so the truth comes out at last gaming actually improves your eyesight. In your face moaning wives and parents everywhere I knew playing games for hours in darkened rooms was doing me some good.

This news is based on a US study conducted at the University of Rochester and reading more closely it actually states action gaming can improve your “contrast sensitivity”. This is one of the first areas of your eyesight to go as you grow older. The improvements can be measured in gamers who have been playing action games for months and even years so not only is there an improvement in this area but it also suggests that the long periods spent staring at the screen are not bad for your eyesight at all.

They are now hoping to use it to treat people with amblyopia or “lazy eye”. It has to be an action game though, Call of Duty 2 and Unreal Tournament 2004 totally worked but Sims 2 made no improvement.


About Simon Hill

I'm addicted to gaming and have been since I was a wee boy. Worked in the industry as a tester, designer and producer. I'm now a full time freelance writer and editor.