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The Pain of Watching 3D Movies With a Lazy Eye


For some people, Hollywood’s 3D movies may induce more dizziness and nausea than thrills. That’s because for children watching 3D movies with a lazy eye, or amblyopia, it’s nearly impossible to enjoy the effects like their friends.

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Topics: 3D and Vision, Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Vision Problems Coming to an Amusement Park Near You


The 3D craze on the big screen is spreading to new ground - or should we say, grounds.  Universal Studios Hollywood announces a new, 3D theme park attraction
“Transformers the Ride 3-D.” While this will be great fun for most theme park goers, it will be frustrating to people with vision problems for a number of different reasons.

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Topics: Functional Vision Problems, 3D and Vision

Does a Vision Problem Prevent Your Child from Seeing in 3D?

Every movie for kids seems to be in 3D these days.  From the latest Harry Potter to re-releases like The Lion King, 3D is all the rage.  Unfortunately, kids and adults with a binocular vision problem may not enjoy a 3D movie like everyone else.  Even worse, they may not know they have a problem.

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Topics: Functional Vision Test, Functional Vision Problems, 3D and Vision

Could 3D movies and games help us spot vision problems?

A recent video released by the American Optometric Association indicates that 3D games and videos might help us spot vision problems that "if left undetected, might result in learning difficulties."

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Topics: 3D and Vision