Professor Uses Video Games as Vision Therapy

Success shown with lazy eye, poor depth perception.

An Ohio State University optometry professor has developed a video game training method that can improve the vision of individuals with a lazy eye and poor depth perception. “The video games are designed in such a way that the weak eye views a strong target that reliably attracts attention to it to enable it to see the target,” says Dr. Teng Leng Ooi. “The strong eye is also presented with a target, but it is not seen by the observer because the weak eye suppresses the vision of the strong eye from consciousness.”

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