Summer’s here and that means it’s the season of 3-D blockbusters, but here’s something to think about before you buy that 3-D ticket.
3-D movies have made a larger than life comeback, and they have also created a new phenomenon called 3-D vision Syndrome. Symptoms of 3-D vision syndrome include: dizziness, nausea, and headaches. Headlines first started to appear around the time Avatar was released and there was a marked increase of symptoms for people who had just experienced watching Avatar in 3-D.
3-D movies are made by filming one image for the right eye and another image for the left eye. Then with the special 3-D glasses, the brain fuses these two images resulting in a 3-D image also known as depth perception or stereoscopic vision. When the eyes can’t fuse these images properly, the symptoms of nausea, dizziness and headaches occur.
How do you avoid 3-D syndrome? Well one doctor recommends just removing the glasses and watching a blurry movie. I recommend skipping the 3-D movie option and instead watch it in 2-D and save yourself some money and a headache!
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