What's New in 3D? Read Below to Find Out.

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Highlighting the Benefits of 3D Viewing

The ability to perceive depth in a 3D presentation turns out to be a highly sensitive test of a range of vision health indicators and much more sensitive than the standard eye chart that has been in use for 150 years. This is because 3D viewing requires that both eyes function in a coordinated manner, as they converge, focus and track the 3D image.

The good news is that for the 1 in 4 children that may have underlying issues with vision, 3D viewing can help identify and even treat these undetected problems.

These conditions generally respond well to treatments afforded by a comprehensive eye exam. As an added benefit the treatments will additionally assist the child in most all reading and learning tasks.

November 2011 Monterey Symposium

3D Viewing and Your Vision

Study Examines Impact Of 3D As Teaching Tool In Classrooms

BBC News (9/30) reported, "A study of the impact of 3D in the classroom has found that it improves test results by an average of 17%." In fact, "The research, conducted in seven schools across Europe, found that 3D-enabled learning tools helped children concentrate more."

For further information on the impact of 3D in the classroom, go to: www.dlp.com/3d

When to See Your Eye Doctor

The AOA recommends seeing a doctor of optometry for further evaluation if consumers answer yes to any of the following questions:

The AOA recommends seeing a doctor of optometry for further evaluation if consumers answer yes to any of the following questions:

  • Do you experience eyestrain or headaches during or after viewing?
  • Do you feel nauseated or dizzy during or after viewing?
  • Are you more comfortable viewing 2D TV or movies instead of 3D TV/movies?
  • Is it difficult for your eyes to adjust back to normal after watching 3D TV/movies?
  • Do other people seem to be enjoying the 3D viewing experience more than you?

The AOA also recommends visiting a doctor of optometry on an annual basis for comprehensive eye exams to help ensure healthy vision overall.

Seeing in 3D

Binocular vision (Stereoscopy) is the ability to align and focus both eyes accurately on an object and then combine the visual images from each eye into a single, clear three dimensional perception. Difficulty seeing in 3D can arise when eye fatigue occurs, forcing the eyes to make adjustments to focus simultaneously on images that are near and far away.

Symptoms indicating a potential problem viewing images in 3D can vary, but some common symptoms include headaches, blurred vision, nausea and dizziness.

3D movies have added a new dimension – supporting eye health.

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Animation of the eye at work helps explain how the mind can be fooled into seeing a third dimension. Click Here to view this fullscreen.