Boy Regains Eyesight, Thanks to Nintendo

Ben Michaels (6) has amblyopia in one eye -- a severe lazy eye. To strengthen the ailing eye, his doctor prescribed two hours of video games a day:

Ben, from Billericay, Essex, spends two hours a day playing Mario Kart on a Nintendo DS with his twin Jake. Ben wears a patch over his good eye to make his lazy one work harder.

The twins' mother, Maxine, 36, said that from being 'nearly blind' in the eye, Ben's vision had 'improved 250 per cent' in the first week.

She said: 'When he started he could not identify our faces with his weak eye. Now he can read with it although he is still a way off where he ought to be.

And they say that video games discourage exercise. (*snort*)

Now that you know how good video games can be for you, what are you going to do to make sure that your eyes remain strong?

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