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Doctor insights on: Depth Perception Tests

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What to do if I failed depth perception test but have 20/20 vison?

What to do if I failed depth perception test but have 20/20 vison?

Probably little: Congratulations on the 20/20 vision - is this in both eyes separately? If only in one eye, that could be the reason for the lowered depth perception. Some are born without the part of the brain wiring that makes depth perception. Generally loss of depth perception is not fixable but generally also is not a problem for most life activities. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have failed depth perception test but have 20/20 vision?

What does it mean if I have failed depth perception test but have 20/20 vision?

Separate functions: 20/20 refers to the acuity of vision, hopefully at this level in both of your eyes. Depth perception (stereovision) refers to a brain function in which the input from both eyes together is summed producing an image in depth. Some lack this part of the brain wiring but can see well otherwise. This may be true for you. ...Read more

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At 3d shows, I notice the 3d effects maybe 2-3% of the time. The rest of the time, the picture looks the same with one or both eyes open. All the tests I've tried suggest stereoscopic vision/depth perception is fine ... so why can't I see 3d?

At 3d shows, I notice the 3d effects maybe 2-3% of the time. The rest of the time, the picture looks the same with one or both eyes open. All the tests I've tried suggest stereoscopic vision/depth perception is fine ... so why can't I see 3d?

Apparently about 10%: of people can not see in 3D. Because humans have both eyes in front, the possibility of having them work together to create depth perception exists. The fusion in our brains of two slightly different pictures from each of our "cameras"/eyes gives the sense of three-dimensionality. Lazy eye and strabismus are conditions that interfere with eye coordination. It can be corrected, esp in children. ...Read more

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How do depth perception pills do for someone?

Fake: There is no such thing as depth perception pills. Any you might find advertised are fake. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have depth perception?

How can you know if you have depth perception?

Evaluate: Your ophthalmologist has tests for this. You can estimate your ability by seeing movies in depth like Avatar, or getting one of many books at the bookstore e.g. "Magic Eye" which require perception in depth to see in depth. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your depth perception is poor?

What does it mean when your depth perception is poor?

Stereo vision issues: Stereovision is the ability to see in depth using the two eyes together. If one eye sees poorly or the eyes do not work well together, your depth vision is likely to be impaired. If this is your problem, you will notice this especially if you look at a stereovision movie like avatar when the experience will not be so well for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about depth perception problems in children?

Can you tell me about depth perception problems in children?

Depth = 3D vision : Depth perception, or 3-d vision, can easily be tested by an ophthalmologist in the office. Any problems in depth perception arise from either one of the two eyes not seeing well, or the eyes are not aligned properly. An ophthalmologist can tell you which of the following can cause this problem in your child and how to treat it. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to improve depth perception?

Please explain if it is possible to improve depth perception?

Generally not: Depth perception dysfunction is usually due to childhood strabismus, or poor vision in one eye. These things are usually permanent and cannot be treated. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is depth perception related to--where does it come from?

Binocular: True depth perception (stereopsis) is a function of the visible portion of the brain requiring input from both eyes. The ability to fuse the two eyes is inborn and a very strong reflex. It is a wonderful, almost magical function of a portion of the vision. There are many books with interesting pictures which requires true depth perception for them to work. ...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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What can you tell me about monocular and binocular cues for depth perception?

What can you tell me about monocular and binocular cues for depth perception?

Separate functions: Binocular clues involve the use of stereopsis which is true depth perceptions dependent upon using both eyes together (and is what you use when you see a 3-D movie). Monocular clues depend upon the catalog of image types and sizes so you know how far things are by these clues. Those who have lost one eye, depend upon monocular cues for depth understanding. ...Read more

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Can mono-vision cause problems with driving at night or problems with depth perception.?

Can mono-vision cause problems with driving at night or problems with  depth perception.?

Yes: Mono vision depending on the disparity in vision between the two eyes can be a definite cause ifa drop in depth perception. You can test this put by comparing with contacts vs glasses by taking the stereo fly test. You might be under corrected and this is causing night myopia. ...Read more

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Is it common for peripheral vision and depth perception to start fading at almost the same time?

Is it common for peripheral vision and depth perception to start fading at almost the same time?

No: Neither should fade in normal aging. Near vision does "fade" in a condition called presbyopia. Loss of peripheral vision is sometimes due to serious conditions such as a retinal detachment or glaucoma or retinitis pigmentosa. Depth perception problems can be due to lose of vision in one or both eyes. ...Read more

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In monovision with contacts dr said my depth perception is lessened. How does this affect driving?

In monovision with contacts dr said my depth perception is lessened.  How does this affect driving?

With vision: Correction through use of contact lenses, your driving perception should not be affected significantly. You may need a little adjustment getting used to the new visual acuity. Take care! http://www.Eyehealthweb.Com/depth-perception/. ...Read more

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Is it common for people to start losing their peripheral vision and depth perception at the same time?

Is it common for people to start losing their peripheral vision and depth perception at the same time?

No: Depth perception is a binocular function, meaning that with both eyes functioning you should not have depth perception problems. Peripheral vision can be affected by certain things, most commonly glaucoma, but strokes can affect this. Both are usually not affected. ...Read more

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My doctor said I have very little depth perception, what does this mean?

My doctor said I have very little depth perception, what does this mean?

Not too much: There is a center for stereoscopic vision in the brain. If defect you might have poor or no stereoscopic vision which is essential for depth perception. This also can be due to poor vision in one eye. From a practical standpoint, loss of this function is of minimal problem. You need excellent stereo vision to work as a watchmaker, or to be an excellent baseball player. Little else is affected ...Read more

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What happens to your depth perception after an injury in one eye?

What happens to your depth perception after an injury in one eye?

Decreases: Depth perception is partially dependent on the ability to fuse an image with both eyes (stereopsis). After an injury that takes the sight from one eye, this will decrease, but you can still use other visual cues for depth perception. ...Read more

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Is depth perception affected by blindness in one eye?

Is depth perception affected by blindness in one eye?

Need two: True depth perception usually requires 2 eyes (same for 3d at the movies). People who only have vision in one eye compensate by being a good judge of size, etc. ...Read more

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