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Don’t Blame Everything on the 3D, Go Check Your Eyes First

July 20th, 2012 · 3 Comments · General 3D News

Having problems with your eyes can cause problems with properly perceiving 3D and that is a well known thing among people that are either working in producing stereoscopic 3D content or among enthusiasts that are a lot more into the technology than most other people. However a lot of the moviegoers and users that are interested in stereoscopic 3D photography or 3D videography, even stereoscopic 3D gaming may not be aware of that. In fact people having problem with 3D technology, not being able to perceive the full effect or even at all, or feeling negative side effects of watching 3D content such as nausea or headaches can often suffer from some sort of an eye condition that causes the problem. It is possible that the condition may also affect their normal stereoscopic vision, but these people may not be aware of that, though you should not forget that there are other possible causes like badly done 3D that give you bad experiences when watching stereoscopic 3D content. Problems with properly perceiving stereoscopic 3D content can be a good sign that something may be wrong with your eyes and you may not even be aware of that, thinking that what you see is actually what you are supposed to. So next time when you go and watch a 3D movie with friends or family try talking with them how they’ve experienced the 3D effects in it and compare to what you’ve seen…

The issue of experiencing 3D not the way that it is meant to by people with vision problems has also been covered by Barry Sandrew from Legend 3D in his personal blog and I’ve mentioned that here. The good news is that at least some of the people suffering from different eye conditions can go trough Vision Therapy in order to be able to properly perceive 3D in the real world as well as in 3D movies and other stereoscopic 3D content. A good example for that is the personal experience shared by the neuroscientist Dr. Sue Barry in her book called Fixing My Gaze: A Scientist’s Journey Into Seeing in Three Dimensionsk. Another more recent example is Shelli Welter from Minneapolis, who started vision therapy in order to restore her proper stereoscopic 3D vision and be able to enjoy 3D movies they way they were meant to be. And she went further by creating a blog dedicated to her therapy and documenting how it goes step by step. Hopefully this will encourage other people with vision problems, first to find out about them, regardless of their age, and then to go ahead and do something in order to resolve them. And here is a simple and easy Depth Perception Test in order to check if you have fully functional stereoscopic vision or something may be wrong with your depth perception. But even if you pass this simple test this does not mean you may not have an eye condition that can cause problems for your proper stereoscopic 3D vision.

Visit Shelli Welter’s blog for following her experiences on the way of fixing her vision…

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