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Do 3d movies hurt your vision?

Do 3d movies hurt your vision?

No: Sitting to close to the tv, reading in dim light, or watching 3-d movies will not hurt the eyes. 3-d movies do cause the eyes to see in different way ten you are use to. Although it will not hurt the eye, some people may experience ocular irritation or headache related to eye strain. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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

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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What does it mean when your heart hurts after you see a 3d movie?

What does it mean when your heart hurts after you see a 3d movie?

Chest pain (CP): Don't know any cause effect relationship of 3d movies and chest pain. But the excitement of a movie could give you chest pain. Do you have any risk factors for heart problems like obesity, htn, diabetes, smoking, stress, sedentary lifestyle? Typical CP of angina is pressure type associated with activities. Do you have CP during any other activities? See a physician for a stress test and ekg. ...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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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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What eye diseases affect your 3d vision?

What eye diseases affect your 3d vision?

Several: If you have no vision or poor vision in one eye, then your true 3 d vision will be impaired. If one eye is crossed looking out or in, then 3 d vision is likely to be impaired. Your ophthalmologist can tell you what is the cause for you and measure your true degree of stereoscopic vision. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can wearing 3d glasses give me blurred vision?

To wear them: For normal activity will make the vision blurry with them on, but will not affect the eyes after you take them off. ...Read more

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How does 3d vision work with one eye compared to two eyes?

How does 3d vision work with one eye compared to two eyes?

Depends on both eyes: 3d vision depends on both eyes. The brain takes the inputs from both eyes and uses the different perspectives to create the 3d image with depth perception. If you go to a 3d movie you can get an idea of how this works. If you take your glasses off you can see that there are two images projected onto the screen that combine to create the illusion of depth. ...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