The American Optometric Association (the eye doctors' trade group) has pushed another pin into the slowly inflating 3D TV bubble with a news release that confirms 3D is not for everyone, because everyone can't see 3D.
"Quite simply, people who have even a small vision misalignment or those who don't have equal vision in both eyes may not be able to see 3D images properly," said Dr. Leonard Press, chair of the AOA's Pediatrics and Binocular Vision Committee in a news release. "Individuals with unstable focusing or difficulty in coordinating vision with other senses can experience headaches and other uncomfortable side effects from viewing 3D movies."
Not surprisingly, the AOA "recommends seeing a doctor of optometry" to determine whether you're going to have problems seeing 3D. A better bet: Folks who wear glasses should take 3D passes.
More seriously, the AOA doesn't give any specifics but says 56 percent of people aged 18 to 36 have symptoms related to a binocular vision problem.
- see this news release
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