Video Games as Vision Therapy
November 21, 2014

Video Games as Vision Therapy

New developments in vision therapy may offer patients with lazy eye and poor depth perception a fun and entertaining way to perform repetitive training exercises necessary for vision improvement. Using two new video games – a Pac-Man style cat and mouse game and a search for the oddball game – researchers have seen weak-eye vision improve greatly in study participants.

Unlike patches, which cover the dominant eye to force the weak eye to perform more efficiently, these games provide stimulation for both eyes. However, the weaker eye is exposed to more complex images, ultimately strengthening it through advanced stimulation. These games are still in development and not currently available to the general public.

The experienced eye doctors at Northeastern Eye Institute keep on top of advancements in vision therapy and other eye care services, enabling us to offer the safest and most effective treatments to our patients. During your routine eye examinations we will discuss any vision problems you are experiencing and help you find those options that will best protect and perfect your vision.

To schedule your next eye examination with one of our experienced ophthalmologists, please contact the Northeastern Eye Institute today. We have 17 office locations throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, better enabling us to serve the vision needs of people living throughout our area.