Gaming Action video games sharpen eyesight: U.S. study

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - Adults who play a lot of action video games may be improving their eyesight, U.S. researchers said on Sunday.

They said people who used a video-game training program saw significant improvements in their ability to notice subtle differences in shades of gray, a finding that may help people who have trouble with night driving.

"Normally, improving contrast sensitivity means getting glasses or eye surgery -- somehow changing the optics of the eye," said Daphne Bavelier of the University of Rochester in New York, whose study appears in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

 
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this is kind of true for me, i have crappy eye sight but at night i always see a lot better and notice things quicker when driving.
 
this is kind of true for me, i have crappy eye sight but at night i always see a lot better and notice things quicker when driving.

Well it said action video games, so to have better sight while driving I think technically someone needs to be shooting at you.

Carrots have good eyesight.
 
This is good news. I noticed this myself too as a huge gaming fan. Good to know it wasn't just imagination :cool:
 
or it may be in a game like counter strike you need to be 150% aware of your environment 10x faster than your opponent so i think it may be a mental honing of proficiency
 
or it may be in a game like counter strike you need to be 150% aware of your environment 10x faster than your opponent so i think it may be a mental honing of proficiency

Or it really doesn't matter because you're never going to be the computer with the bullets that never stop.
 
i've heard that gaming could actually cure the Amblyopia/lazy eye, a diesese where a fully functional eye has poor transmission to the brain.
 
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