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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.

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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 for more info about the American Optometric Association.

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