3-D movies - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/8/10

3-D movies

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By Karin McCay| email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Many people of all ages are putting on 3-D glasses to watch hit movies such as Avatar, Ant, and Toy Story 3; however, 3-D movies aren't for everyone.  I'm sure you know someone like Joshua, and he believes that watching a 3-D movie makes him feel uncomfortable.  There is a reason for that, the problem is called Lateral Phoria, which describes a person whose eyes have trouble focusing on 3-D images.

Joshua Brand thinks "they should figure out ways to accommodate everybody so my eyes don't hurt." Dr. Stephen Glasser, an Optometrist, believes that "when an individual has a problem where on eyes sees significantly clearer than the other, or there's a muscle inbalance, where one eye will not work very well, then 3-D becomes a problem."

Because you are looking at two images when watching a 3-D movie, Dr. Glasser says we can expect an increase in patients who wonder why 3-D movies make them feel physically sick.

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