Statistics tell me that in the next two years, the number of US households that will upgrade to 3D TV’s is a huge number. Unlike the 3D at the movies, TV uses glasses that can create some subtle vision problems for many people. TV’s use “active shutter” glasses to create the 3D effect for users, this gives each eye a different image, which can cause the eyes to lose alignment and to some degree “wander” if the watcher is prone to this (a condition referred to as a “phoria”).
I am actively investigating methods to provide custom prescriptions for my patients who exhibit these problems, as well as talking to major players in the vision correction industry about ways to minimize the visual issues and maximize the enjoyment of the 3D Experience for my patients.
Stay tuned for more information!