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July 13, 2010

Over 10% of Brits can’t view 3D TV

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by Darren Allan

The latest buzz regarding the new televisual fad of viewing in three dimensions is that not everyone can see it.

We’re not talking about seeing the point of it, but actually being able to view the 3D images properly.

There are some six million people in the UK, the Eyecare Trust claims, who have poor binocular vision.

This means their eyes have difficulty processing and viewing the 3D effects, so they’re more likely to see blurred images, resulting in headaches and other unpleasantness.

It’s a surprisingly high percentage, and companies busy rolling out their 3D TV sets and games may be a little worried at these numbers.

The Eyecare Trust commented: “You may not have realised that you have poor binocular vision before because your brain will often try to compensate for any visual inadequacies.”

“The good news however is that binocular conditions can be easily detected during a routine eye examination and treatment may be as simple as a new pair of glasses or some vision therapy.”

“So, if you haven’t had your eyes checked for two years or more then it could be time to pop along to your local optician for a sight test.”

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  1. Seems opticians using this as just a way to get your eyes checked if you get headaches watching 3d movies…

    Comment by Shadow — July 13, 2010 @ 5:07 pm

  2. 0.005% of the population are totally colour blind,thus unable to view in 3D, so this can also be added to the 10%

    Comment by Rob Styles — July 13, 2010 @ 7:45 pm

  3. Hi

    Im one of these 10% although my problem is actually very poor sight in one eye. I love films, i love games and while everyones off watching 3d films in the cinema im left at home because i know i cant watch it. sucks to be me

    Comment by Terry — July 14, 2010 @ 3:16 am

  4. I’m in the 10% as well : (

    Comment by croop — July 14, 2010 @ 11:41 am

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