Vivid Vision VR Brings Eyes Back in Line

Vivid Vision VR Brings Eyes Back in Line

If you've ever wondered whether virtual reality (VR) could change the way your brain works, you'd be right. And Vivid Vision have taken this concept and created a medical application for the technology which aims to treat common vision problems such as lazy eye and cross-eye. The game-based program is now rolling out to eye clinics around the USA.

The eye conditions described occur when the brain starts ignoring the input from the weaker of a person's two eyes. But practising hand-eye coordination and depth perception tasks can help combat the problem. Delivered through gameplay, the VR software tracks the hand movements of the user, helping them to judge and practise how far away various objects are. 

The program has been working with UCSF to scientifically study how effective their software is for different age groups with different types of eye problems. They are continuing to perfect the optimal training regime, and decide upon 
which techniques are the most effective for the different types of lazy eye.

A suite of state-of-the-art vision diagnostics accurately measure changes in vision, and a cloud data service means that optometrists can manage and view their patients from any browser. The team at Vivid Vision are also planning on releasing a game for home use when the Oculus Rift CV1 is released.

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