Posted on May 27, 2007, Ron Whitaker Vanderbilt Study Shows Games May Help Improve Eyesight
A recent and ongoing study at Vanderbilt suggests that playing video games may help improve your eyesight. The study goes like this. Each participant is given a series of vision tests. Then the students are broken into three groups: One group plays a puzzle video game that is not expected to affect vision; another group plays action video games; and a third group plays a video game that Jeff Nyquist, Vanderbilt University doctoral candidate and one of the study’s investigators, designed with the goal of improving vision. At the end of the five weeks, their vision is tested again. “The hope is that this research will help us to develop a video game that’s a rehabilitative tool,” said Nyquist.