3D movies: Dizzying dimensions

By admin
12 September 2012

It isn't uncommon to feel nauseous when watching 3D movies.

It isn't uncommon to feel nauseous when watching 3D movies, especially among teens.

A recent study shows many young adults can’t stomach the tricks 3D movies play on the eye and often experience dizziness, headaches and nausea.

Research conducted at the Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon, America found more than 20 per cent of

teens tested experienced disorientation, blurred vision, dizziness, nausea and headaches as a result of the special effects.

“Watching movies in 3D is visually challenging because the eyes have to adjust to the fixed closeness of the screen and the seeming distance of the 3D images,” the researchers reported.

Teens are more likely to be affected than adults as their eyesight is generally better so they become more immersed in the film.

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