Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Play more: it's good for your eyes

The video game addicts can now rejoice, since a team of researchers has found that playing is actually good for your eyes. A study by the University of Rochester showed that people who played action video games for a few hours a day over the course of a month improved their vision by about 20 percent.

The team of researchers tested college students who had played very few, if any, video games in the last year. Test subjects were given an eye test similar to the one used at regular eye clinics and then divided into two groups -- one played shoot-em-up action games for an hour a day while the control group played a less visually complex game.

The vision capacity of the test subjects was tested after the study, with those who played the action game scoring better in the eye test.

These are excellent news for people with eye problems. It's the best prescription a doctor can give a patient: "Here, go play some Halo or Quake"

Source: Reuters Tech News
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