study: video games better ur eyesight than carrots!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by blackhorse, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. blackhorse

    blackhorse Registered Member

    This may be a stretch, but studies are currently being conducted to find out if high-action video games are actually good for your ocular health. Meaning, of course, that when your parents said both, "Playing all those video games will ruin your vision!" and "Carrots are the best thing for improving your vision!," wrong!

    Apparently, the ability to discern between different shades of gray is an attribute in humans that is unable to be improved; however, it has recently come to the attention of scientists at the University of Rochester that playing video games that utilize high levels of action (like first-person shooters) actually improves the aforementioned attribute—meaning said video games actually improve your vision.

    how cool is this?! has this happened to anyone? i ve been playin video games for a long time now but my eyesight has been steadily deteriorating not improving -.- has video games affected u in a positive way?

  2. Twitch

    Twitch Registered Member


    But yeah, I guess video games may have slightly bettered my vision. Mostly helped out my peripherals, I bet. Gotta see those enemies coming from the sides.
  3. PretzelCorps

    PretzelCorps Registered Member

    Presumably, if you're taking all the recommended breaks every half hour (at least) or so (ie: focusing on distant objects for 10 mins), then I could see how this is possibly feasible.

    Of what I've read, the ocular damage from playing video games or watching TV comes from staring at an object at the same point in space, often too close, for too long; the eyeball gets stressed out like any other part of your body. Reading too much apparently causes the same damage.
  4. Bananas

    Bananas Endangered Species

    Im skeptical of these studies as I dont understand enough to differentiate between what is technically "better" and what may just be fine tuning and accustomising.

    Dont you position your TV in your point of vision(foeval) though?
  5. Bjarki

    Bjarki Registered Member

    Sounds like wishful thinking to me. You cannot be a serious gamer without wearing glasses or at least needing them :cute:

    I ruined my eyes really well with my PC and reading stuff, but I have no regrets :)
  6. Twitch

    Twitch Registered Member

    But I'm also using my peripheral vision, I'm not paying attention straight ahead all the time.
  7. EllyDicious

    EllyDicious made of AMBIGUITY V.I.P. Lifetime

    where's the source? it makes your post unreliable....

    ...especially when you say this:

  8. blackhorse

    blackhorse Registered Member

    i am i lil confused on how my opinion made the study unreliable..

    Video Games : Top 10 Amazing Science Studies : Science Channel

    this is the website i got it from..they have NOT posted the whole study.
  9. Nevyrmoore

    Nevyrmoore AKA Ass-Bandit

    Oh good, that'll make playing The Saboteur better!

    Seriously, can someone please give me an example as to how being able to tell different shades of grey apart is an improvement? Now, if it helped with something else vision related, maybe. But as best as I can tell, having the ability to tell apart shades of a specific colour is only any good if you're buying lipstick. And even then it's so you can say "No, they're not different shades, they're both the bleedin' same!"
  10. Rebeccaaa

    Rebeccaaa yellow 4!

    I might be persuaded to agree with that study, based on this> Carrots and Improved Vision

    Sounds like anything is 'better' than carrots. But if you remove the carrots and just focus on the 'video games may improve eyesight' aspect then I agree with Bjarki, I'd be willing to bet it's wishful thinking.

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