Amazing. Incredible. Out-of-this-world!
Advocating for healthy eyes and good vision took a new turn… into 3D!
“How to Train Your Dragon” earns FIVE STARS from me. If you haven’t seen a 3D movie yet, THIS is one movie not to be missed!
Unfortunately, nine to eighteen million Americans will NOT enjoy a 3D movie due to undetected vision problems.
Amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (eye turns), and binocular vision disorders (such as CI or convergence insufficiency) will hinder the visual experience of a 3D movie.
3D or “three dimensional” makes a flat screen movie come alive.
Using two cameras, an image for each eye is recorded onto each frame. When the special “3D glasses” are worn, the brain then takes these two images and fuses them into one thus creating the 3D effect.
3D Merriman explains: “With a separate image for each eye, one can see depth. Images ‘float’ right out of the screen in front of your face.”
Binocular vision works the same way. Also known as “stereo-vision,” two seeing eyes fuse two images into one in the brain creating depth perception.
Before the show began, the usher advised the audience: “Close your eyes if you feel nauseas!”
Oh my… nauseas? No need to feel nauseas!
The good news is undetected vision problems can be easily diagnosed by an eye doctor’s eye exam and treated with glasses and/or vision therapy.
Remember… vision screenings DO NOT diagnose vision problems. Comprehensive eye and vision examinations DO.
Congrats to all at DreamWorks for creating this wonderful movie.
A touching story coupled with great music make this 3D movie tops on my list…
AND another good reason to continue advocating for children’s best vision!
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Special thanks to Scott Wajda and Ric Vallina for taking me “behind the scenes” at Cinemark of Seven Bridges in Illinois. I enjoyed learning about 3D movies. All the best to you and your great theater!
NOTE: If you suspect a binocular vision problem, please visit an eye doctor who’s a member of College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Read more here…
Thank you for your interest and support!
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