James Blaha was born with lazy eye (amblyopia), and for most of his life, he lived in a two-dimensional world. He was told the condition was irreversible, CNBC reports. The founder of the startup video gaming company Oculus Rift, Blaha collaborated with Manish Gupta to develop a video game to strengthen his weaker eye.
The game challenges the conventional wisdom that video games are bad for your eyes. "It's a strange experience for the world to appear more real and to have your vision change in such a big way," Blaha told CNBC.
The game is still being tested. Along with lazy eye, it is also designed to help people with crossed eye (strabismus).
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