This game (may) improve your vision by training your visual perception of the brain.
ABOUT THIS GAME
There is prior knowledge that a person's eyesight can possibly be improved by focusing on a pattern called the Gabor patch. By using the Gabor patch and rearranging it in a simple match-3 puzzle, the player can further focus and train for an extended period of time.
If your vision impairment is due to a loss of brain activity or visual focus, you may be able to see improvement through this game play.
After reading the precautionary usage guide, please play for no more than 20 minutes per day.
In short, it is a match-3 puzzle.
Match 3 or more blocks with the same pattern to erase the blocks. When the time indicator on the left runs out, the game is over.
This is a game. Game play will not insure or promise to restore or improve your vision.
Please avoid excessive play. If you feel any discomfort, please discontinue the use of this game.
The creator of this game will not take responsibility for any and all results and/or symptoms from playing this game.
How often and how much time should I spend playing this game?
> Maximum play time should be 20 minutes per day. Please avoid excessive use that is harmful to your eyes.
> We recommend continuously training for 3~4 times per week.
What is the ideal play environment?
> An environment where light does not reflect from the screen (indoors, etc) is best.
> Please avoid play while in motion. We fear not only will such use not produce positive results, but will easily cause motion sickness.
Can I have both eyes open?
> We recommend use for one eye at a time, especially if your vision greatly differs depending on the eye.
Should I try to look at the screen from as far as possible?
> Personally, we feel that is desirable, however we recommend users who would like to resolve shortsightedness or farsightedness to look at the screen from a close distance.
Is it ok to play with glasses?
> If your goal is to improve your vision with glasses, please play with your glasses on. If your goal is to see without glasses, please play without your glasses.
Are there any side effects?
> There are none that the general public knows of, as of now.
How long does it take to see results?
> It usually takes around 1~8 weeks of continuous play to see results.
Fix some bugs
Ratings and Reviews
Gabor Patch basics
I used this app for a month because GlassesOff was expensive and mainly I just wanted to see if Gabor Patch has any effect on me. Amazingly, it did.
This game had a confusing start but eventually I got it. Not sure because eventually my brain “sees” the patterns and I was getting better at matching. Anyway, while addressing the playability of this game, I’ll write some tips:
Obviously you need to match 3 by dragging, just like Candy Crush.
The buttons on the right are helpers. When you are stuck, you can make the patterns color-coded, so you can match the same colors. Or you can make the patterns more visible, etc etc
The line in the middle is your life. When you match successfully it increases, over time it decreases and the game ends.
So, back to the effect. How do I know it worked? Because something happened to my brain, I experienced ocular migrant for the fist time in my life and I am over 40. I continued to play for another week, another ocular migraine.
Ocular migraine is linked to visual part of the brain and I played this game pretty intensely. I don’t have solid proof but I highly suspect the link.
The ocular migraine was a bit scary so I hold off on playing the game and it had not occurred since.
I wish there is a way to reach out to researchers on this.
I see better after playing this game
I use it to keep my short distance vision sharp. I first finished the GlassesOff program and this game helps me maintain my vision sharp.
It looks like some effort went into developing this, but zero effort has been made in telling us how to use it. I spent some time trying to figure out what to do, but it was all wasted time since I have no idea how to use this app, or even how to use it as a game. Note to the developer: please add instructions
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.