3-D movies to help identify vision problems
The American Optometry Association’s (AOA) report, “3D in the Classroom,” states that 3-D movies have the potential to help identify vision problems that might otherwise go unnoticed.
According to the report, common causes of 3D viewing challenges are : refractive problems, lack of binocular vision, lazy eye, eye coordination difficulties, eye focusing difficulties, dizziness and nausea caused by rapid motion effects and thus problems in the balance system.
One into Four Children may Have Vision Problems
About 25% of childrens might have vision problems that can be detected with stereoscopic 3D viewing. After watching a 3D movie, look for these symptoms:
- Discomfort – eye strain created when the eyes have trouble working together as a team over long periods of time.
- Dizziness – similar to the queasiness of car sickness, caused by poor eye alignment.
- Depth “disability,” or the inability to appreciate 3-D vision. Your experience may be less vivid than that of others around you.
Download the Report
You can download the 30-pages report for free here (pdf).
Visit AOA.org for more info about the American Optometric Association.
Note: "3D in the classroom" has StereosocpyNews in its references list.