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3D Vision and Eye Health


Conditions, Video | March 27, 2011

As 3D viewing becomes more commonplace in movie theatres, on television and even in handheld gaming systems, American Optometric Association (AOA) doctors of optometry, together with industry experts from the 3D@Home Consortium, reinforce that 3D viewing is not harmful and actually has a distinct benefit of alerting individuals and parents to undetected vision disorders and eye diseases that, if caught early, are fully amenable to treatment. This includes eye diseases like amblyopia. If amblyopia is not detected early and treated, it often causes not only a loss of 3D viewing but lifelong vision impairment and disability.

The AOA recommends seeing a doctor of optometry for further evaluation if consumers answer yes to any of the following questions:

* Is the 3D viewing experience not as vivid as it is for others watching the same picture?

* Do you experience eyestrain or headaches during or after viewing?

* Do you feel nauseous or dizzy during or after viewing?

* Are you more comfortable viewing 2D TV or movies instead of 3D TV/movies?

* Is it difficult for your eyes to adjust back to normal after watching 3D TV/movies?

Dr Facchiano recommends that you make an appoinment to see your eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam in you have any of the 3D’s of stereoscopic vision 3 D viewing. Those are dizziness,lack of depth and discomfort when attempting to view in 3D.

So interested in more information? Dr Facchiano suggests that you please check out the new AOA link for more insight on 3D vision:

To your eye health!

Dr Facchiano OD FAAO

143 Million American Workers Plugged into an Electronic Device at Least 6 Hours Daily


Video, Vision | September 16, 2010

The time people spend in front of a desktop computer or laptop is on a minuscule decline. The only reason for that because there are more devices that have the same basic functionality like smartphones, tablet touchscreen devices and handheld gaming consoles are eating up more of our time. The video below shows some interesting statistics about how many hours our eyes are in front of an electronic media device. The video could have used some tighter pacing, but the 2 minutes are jam packed with eye opening statistics. Knowledge of these kinds of things is really important for healthy eye care. If you are experiencing eye fatigue related to staring at some kind of electronic display, call an optometrist immediately and schedule an appointment. Your eyes will thank you.