Monday, November 5, 2012

3-D Vision Syndrome…linked to “ADD-like” behaviors in children

3-D Vision Syndrome…linked to “ADD-like” behaviors in children

....A link between 3-D Vision Syndrome and a treatable binocular vision problems associated with “ADD-like” behaviors in children is being recognized. Not only has the advent of 3-D technology hit the bit screen, but  soon will become common place in the home as the next wave of 3-D televisions. However, for children to enjoy the 3-D visual experience requires that they have developed an essential visual function called binocular vision. Binocular vision involves the ability to effectively coordinate, focus and move the eyes effortlessly. This eye coordination function develops normally in early childhood for most kids however, research shows that as many as 10-15% of children will have difficulty in binocular function. Some children (3-5%) will have a total lack of binocular ability due to a complete failure of binocular vision known as strabismus. These children will have no appreciation for 3-D movies or 3-D television because these children are completely stereo blind......

Comments: This blog post was written by my friend and colleague, Dr. Fortenbacher on the COVD blog. To read more just click on the title above. Want to subscribe to the COVD Blog? Click here. DM 



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