Video games can be used as therapy for “lazy eye” in adults. Sufferers of amblyophobia can use video games to improve their vision! Amblyophobia is a condition that affects the eyes. Because of a brain disorder, vision does not develop properly in one eye.
It is the most common disorder, which causes lack of vision in one eye for youth and adults who are middle-aged. For most children, the treatment for “lazy eye” (amblyophobia) is wearing an eye patch on the good eye. This forces the brain to use and exercise the underdeveloped eye.
This works very well for young people, but for adults, the patch has limited use. Previously, there really was no treatment for adults. Now, adults can load up on videogames and sit in front of a TV for therapy time! Several studies have shown the value of videogames in improving “visual acuity and 3-D depth perception.”
Researchers Dr. Roger Li and Dr. Dennis Levi have engineered studies to prove the effectiveness of video games in improving lazy eye. They estimate that video game therapy could cause a 30-40% improvement in sight.