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Can 3D Movies Be Therapeutic?

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The “depth script” … some are more life-like than others. Still sorry I missed “Hugo” …

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The concept of using S3D movies therapeutically was advanced by Bruce Bridgeman, a PhD from California, who experienced a stereoscopic awakening, as originally detailed in this CNN coverage last year.  This month’s issue of Optometry and Vision Science has a great article authored by Dr. Bridgeman on his personal experiences.  Although because of copyright laws I can only provide you with the abstract, I’d strongly encourage you to obtain the entire article.  It is a very insightful and delightful read because of Dr. Bridgeman’s personal involvement in vision research related to prism adaptation and other key aspects of binocular vision research.

Dr. Bridgeman gives some advantages of using S3D movies as therapy.  They include continuous motion images within very natural viewing scenes in a complex field.  Now before we get carried away about substituting S3D movies for optometric vision therapy, let’s realize that this particularly movie represents the creme-de-la-creme…

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Written by Lynda Rimke

June 10, 2014 at 4:10 pm

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