Eyelander is an online game for children and young people with visual field loss caused by problems with how the brain processes vision. Eyelander was developed by WESC Foundation – The Specialist Centre for Visual Impairment. The game incorporates behavioural therapy that has been designed to improve the player’s speed and accuracy when finding objects. You can play the game on any (modern) web browser, with a mouse and keyboard.
You can find out more About Visual Field Loss here.
Eyelander was designed with and for children and young people with visual field loss caused by brain injury. Common causes of this type of visual field loss are hemianopia (loss of vision to one side) and cerebral vision impairment (difficulty in processing and interpreting visual information). Playing the game does require some functional vision and some simple computer skills.
You can find out more about hemianopia and cerebral vision impairment by following this link About Visual Field Loss.
We do not expect playing Eyelander to improve your visual field but we do expect it to improve your functional vision by changing the way you move your eyes when searching for objects around you. There is good evidence that completing lots of visual exercises such as those found in Eyelander can improve performance on everyday tasks such as finding objects on a crowded desk or moving around more safely in a busy environment.
To play Eyelander you will need to create an account with a valid email address.
Simply click on the Play button on the homepage and follow the registration instructions.
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Eyelander is not currently compatible with tablets or other mobile devices that use touchscreens.
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