Can gaming make you blind?

Researchers have found that playing is good for your eyes and, despite all those terrible warnings from your parents, it won't leave you blind. These symptoms are caused by glare and low contrast on the screen, which forces the eyes to work harder than they normally need to see. Video games require constant focusing of the eyes, which can result in machine vision syndrome more frequent than other use of electronic devices. Video games can't make you go blind.

They can damage your eyesight and you may have to wear glasses like most of the old games that have been doing it all their lives. Video games can make you smarter because they can teach you things you might not think of. I've been playing all my life and haven't had vision problems. Etc) there are players on YouTube who make a lot of money these days, the next time someone says that games don't educate you, just tell them that we're not in the 80s anymore.

Consoles are more advanced now. I can tell you this, I play Xbox more than the average person, I play more than (12 hours a day, 7 days a week) and I've done it for the past 4 years, the last time I had an eye test they were perfectly fine, I've learned more from video games than ever in school, games like (GTA5, Minecraft, racing games. The National Institute of Health (NIH) states that playing video games can improve spatial resolution, allowing players to see objects more clearly and easily than before. Unlike social media or watching a movie, video games require your attention due to direct contact with the outcome of the game.

Video games can create vision problems if played too often, but they can be useful within reasonable limits. Now that we've come to the conclusion that prolonged use of any screen will cause eye strain, playing video games is a good thing. Recent studies show that Americans spend more than 10 hours a day on screens, with at least 1 hour playing video games. It's important to note that most of these benefits come only from action-oriented video games.

According to the National Institute of Health, studies show that playing action video games improves key aspects of visual processing, including spatial resolution, meaning that players can see things more easily and clearly. However, while research is still ongoing, the American Optometry Association says it may be beneficial for children to play 3D games. Prolonged play without major pauses can cause eye focus problems, as well as eye irritation. It really depends on the game, for example, I played a few WWII games in the past and have learned a lot.

Extensive viewing of the game screen can cause eye discomfort, fatigue, blurred vision, and headaches. I make video games for 9 hours in summer and the only thing I can say is happening is that my eyes are tense. And some doctors have even successfully used video therapy to treat and correct amblyopia, better known as lazy eye. Because video games require constant use of screens and often, by design, encourage players to continue playing for long periods of time, you may experience machine vision syndrome more often when gaming than during normal use of your devices.

Doreen Dunster
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