A new study by The Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Future Visual Entertainment suggests that extended use of high end HMD’s like the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift “could” have beneficial effects on preteens vision, and in some cases actually improving kids’ myopia or hyperopia.
The age range of the subjects were 9-12 years old and did exclude participants who have undergone myopia corrective
surgery or had eye problems.
Now the study only included Fifty eligible subjects for the experiment, including 26 males and 24 females so don’t raise your champagne class just yet. Granted with further testing there could be benefits in the future but it’s far to early to tell with such a small amount of subjects involved. That being said, there could be a bright side to VR and eye improvement in the future, especially as VR hardware continues to improve.