Crazy-good vision sounds like something a character in a game might possess. But a researcher at the University of California at Riverside has invented an app that promises to bestow users with the gift of super-sight -- in real life.
Aaron Seitz, a UCR professor of psychology and developer of the Ultimeyes app, along with several colleagues, just published research in the journal Current Biology indicating that baseball players who used the Ultimeyes app for 30 25-minute sessions were able to improve their vision by an average of 31 percent. That's impressive enough, but what's truly amazing is that some players saw their vision go beyond normal 20/20 to 20/7.5, meaning they could see at 20 feet what someone with normal vision couldn't see beyond 7.5 feet.
The best part of the news? While the researchers tested the app on baseball players, who can obviously benefit from being able to see a flyball clearly, anyone can download and use the app by visiting the Ultimeyes Web site, which I did. … Read more