The Science Behind ULTIMEYES®
ULTIMEYES® optimizes visual processing to reduce blurring. Proprietary algorithms monitor your performance and adapt to it, creating a customized session to ensure optimal progress.
Numerous scientific studies conducted over more than a decade support the principles upon which ULTIMEYES® was created.
ULTIMEYES® is the result of collaboration between Vision Science and Entertainment Software to improve how you see. ULTIMEYES® tailors itself to your unique abilities and is designed to improve visual acuity, contrast sensitivity and attention to yield an overall improvement of your vision. The patent-pending methods of perceptual learning established by Dr. Aaron Seitz, a renowned expert in the field of Perceptual Learning, combined with interactive gaming dynamics proven to engage players, produce high levels of continued focus and, in turn, produces results.
How It Works
ULTIMEYES® strengthens how the brain processes the visual input from the eyes. Patent pending neuroplasticity technology synchronizes task reinforcement with the appropriate stimuli to improve brain plasticity and vision. ULTIMEYES® pairs this breakthrough science with popular game dynamics that heighten levels of engagement and provide the positive reinforcement required to drive progress. In addition, combined audio and visual stimuli ensure that brain plasticity is maximized.
ULTIMEYES® is designed from the ground up to incorporate theory driven, and empirically supported, approaches to vision training into an entertaining video game, by incorporating already proven components along with:
- alerting and orienting cues (sounds spatially located with visual targets)
- training of executive attention (distractors progressively become more similar to tasks targets)
- tasks designed to help with sustained attention (exercises become progressively longer with time)
These approaches, such as multi-sensory stimuli, motivating tasks, and consistent reinforcement to the training stimuli as found in a well-designed video game, are our way of creating a positive outcome for the user.
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