Baseball Players Improve Their Sight by Playing a Digital Program

By: Meghan Young - Feb 4, 2015
References: cbc
A group of college baseball players were exposed to a special video game that acted as vision training to improve not only their sight, but their overall game. The vision training game is comprised of targets in the form of fuzzy, striped blobs that players have to click in order to make them disappear in a cloud.

By playing the vision training video game, the baseball players were able to improve their sight by 31%. Aaron Seitz, a neuroscientist at the University of California, Riverside, who led the research, notes, "What we found is they had fewer strikeouts, they were able to create more runs." Although tested in the sports industry, the vision training app could easily be used by the general public.