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Doctor insights on: Can You Wear 3d Glasses Over Normal Glasses

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


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How do 3d glasses affect your normal vision?

How do 3d glasses affect your normal vision?

Not at all: 3d glasses, when taken off, should not affect your normal vision. If you wear them all the time, there should also be no effect except one eye may get more glare than the other eye (as each lens polarizes light in a different direction). ...Read more

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Can wearing 3d glasses improve your vision?

Can wearing 3d glasses improve your vision?

No: They are useful to resolve the images in a 3-d movie but cut out some of the light input so that wearing them will slightly lower the vision. ...Read more

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Could 3d glasses enhance your depth perception?

Could 3d glasses enhance your depth perception?

No: 3d glasses do not increase depth perception. They allow one to experience 3d vision from a flat screen when the image has been formatted for this. People who have poor 3d vision cannot see in 3d in any situation. 3d vision develops in early childhood and cannot be changed after this time. ...Read more

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Prescription glasses, making things 3-d looking. How is this possible?

You can see!: Some of my patients have remarked to me on how prescription glasses allow them to see very well, including comments that they now see in hd or 3d. What they are observing is how great the eye can really see when given the proper correction. Wear your glasses and enjoy the good vision. ...Read more

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Having visual problems after using 3d glasses. What should I do?

Having visual problems after using 3d glasses. What should I do?

See eye doctor: Visual problems after using 3d glasses can be an indicator of a binocular vision disorder. You eye doctor can test the ability of your eyes to work together and determine whether you have a deficit in this area. If so, it can sometimes be treated with a regimen of therapy. ...Read more

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How are people with glasses (corrective lenses) able to watch 3d movies?

How are people with glasses (corrective lenses) able to watch 3d movies?

Wearing 3D glasses: The 3d glasses can be slipped over the prescription glasses generally without difficulty. Some are very cheaply made from cardboard with thin plastic lenses, but flexible enough to be worn over glasses. ...Read more

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My daughter says she can't see the movie when wearing 3d glasses. Is her vision okay?

No stereo: The ability to put the image from each eye into a 3D in the brain is stereo-vision. This develops in most children by age 4. Some people never develop stereo-vision. An evaluation by an ophthalmologist is advised. ...Read more

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Can wearing 3d glasses cause problems so you need new prescription?

Can wearing 3d glasses cause problems so you need new prescription?

No: Wearing 3-d glasses has no effect on the basic visual needs or need for eyeglasses. However, if you have difficulty seeing in 3-d this might be a clue to a pre-existing eyeglass need or some other eye problem. If you 3-d experience is significantly difference than others, check with your ophthalmologist to evaluate that. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to be unable to see in 3d (for example with 3d glasses at avatar)?

Lack of depth sight: If you have lowered vision in one eye, poor focus in both eyes, or amblyopia (lowered vision in one eye from childhood) , then you will lack stereoacuity and 3-d movies and books will have lowered to absent depth effect. ...Read more