Action video games can improve eyesight

Video game eye testAh, after plenty of positive Wii news, here’s more great news about the benefits of playing video games! “Video games that contain high levels of action, such as Unreal Tournament, can actually improve your vision, according to a group of Researchers at the University of Rochester. In an article to be published in Psychological Science, they have shown that people who played action video games for a few hours a day over the course of a month improved by about 20 percent in their ability to identify letters presented in clutter—a visual acuity test similar to ones used in regular ophthalmology clinics. In essence, playing video game improves your bottom line on a standard eye chart.” In the test, “Students had to quickly identify the orientation of the middle “T” – Action game players could do it better.” See graphic above.** **