Impact of 3D Technology on Vision Care
The ability to perceive three dimensional (3D) images involves the ability of both eyes to function together as they converge, focus and track the 3D image on the movie screen. Therefore, people who experience fatigue, discomfort, headaches, blurred vision, dizziness or even nausea when viewing 3D movies could be experiencing binocular vision problems.
Don't feel bad if you are a person who has difficulty with the 3D images because you are not alone. According to the American Optometric Association, 3 to 9 million people have binocular vision problems. Viewing 3D media can actually act as a visual screening device to detect problems and open the door to treatment.
Early detection is especially important in children, when treatment is most effective. Treatment can maximize performance in school and prevent or minimize developmental problems.
Using both eyes (binocular vision) is necessary to see the 3D effects in the movies. A viewer lacking binocular vision simply won't see 3D. This serves as a vision screening that something is not normal. It is a good idea to get in for an eye exam to determine is your symptoms are within the normal range, or indicative of more serious health problems.
Great news for those of you who see 3D with ease:
3D magnetic lenses are available that "click" right on to your current prescription glasses. They are amazing! Stop by our office to take a look at the possibilities for viewing 3D movies in comfort and fashion.