If you want to learn to see better the natural way, there may be an app for that. Carrot Neurotechnology Inc. created Ultimeyes, an app that gives your eyes an exercise and after two months, claims to noticeably improve your eyesight. According to Mashable, a study published in Current Biology last February claimed that after 19 baseball players at the University of California, Riverside, used the app, the distance that they could see grew by an average of 31%; seven of those players increased their eyesight from 20/20 to 20/7.5- which sounds incredible.
Here’s how it works. First off, this app isn’t free- the regular version costs about $5.99 in the App Store, but I’d happily throw money at them if it works. It also warns not to buy the app if you own a first Gen iPad or iPad Mini, probably for the retina display. Each session takes about 25 minutes and they recommend four session per week for eight weeks for improved vision. Ultimeyes is like a game but it aims to increase your brain’s plasticity in the visual processing center, stating that it improves your eyesight on the Snellen eye chart, the one with increasingly smaller letters each line going down, and also improves night vision and reading in dim light. Results vary for users of course, but you are suppose to see results in as little as three weeks.
While I actually like wearing glasses and looking like a hipster nerd sometimes, I certainly wouldn’t mind never having to wear them again. Try out this app and tell us if you think it works!