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How Geek Culture is saving the world. Can geeky, nerdy, and techy things help heal the world? Absolutely. | For the Geek Therapy Podcast and more, visit http://www.geektherapy.com.
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VR Game Helps Those With Eye Disorders See In 3D For The First Time

VR Game Helps Those With Eye Disorders See In 3D For The First Time | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

A new game offers hope for people who can only see in 2D.

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Self-Adjustable Glasses Designed for the Developing World

Self-Adjustable Glasses Designed for the Developing World | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it
Eyejusters are self-adjustable glasses which enable the prescription of each eye to be changed by the simple turning of an adjustment tool.

 

In developing nations, many people aren't afforded the opportunity to see a professional in this field. Thankfully there are alternatives, one of which are the self-adjustable glasses from Eyejusters. The British company is aiming to take low-cost, self-adjustable glasses to developing nations. In order to do so, the team of four have developed an adjustable lens technology called SlideLens. This consists of a pair of lenses which act together to correct an individual's eyesight. By sliding one of the lenses over the other from left to right, the prescription changes until the world comes into focus.

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40 hours of playing violent videos actually IMPROVED the sight of young gamers

40 hours of playing violent videos actually IMPROVED the sight of young gamers | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

Parents of young children might find it hard to believe, but playing video games could be good for your eyes.

 

Just ten hours of gaming for four weeks dramatically improved the vision of young men and women who as babies were almost blind.

 

After 40 hours of playing a violent video game, they were able to read two extra lines on an eye chart.

 

The simple but effective treatment was devised by Daphne Maurer, of McMaster University in Canada.

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Glasses Could Help the Blind See like Geordi La Forge in ‘Star Trek’

Glasses Could Help the Blind See like Geordi La Forge in ‘Star Trek’ | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

The goal of the research team, located at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, is to be able to treat 85% percent of clinically blind people, including the ability to restore sight to partially blind people without messing up what vision they already have. According to the Al Jazeera report, testing with blind subjects is planned to start within the next two years.

 

Currently, the research team’s prototype looks a DIY version of Geordi’s visor, but the ultimate plan is to build a pair of ordinary-looking glasses outfitted with two digital cameras: one outside to capture images of the surrounding environment and one inside to track the movement of the eyeballs.

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