1. Brian Norris Brian Norris Thailand says:

    I am 60 and have had a lazy eye all my life, at an early age I had multiple operations to correct the amount of turn on my left eye (Lazy). Special glasses were tried at the time I had 20/20 vision in both, but was unable to judge distance. When 3D films appeared I found like all others with this ailment that I was unable to watch them as it was just a blurred 2D picture. I have grown up with technology and tried the active rather than passive format. But the active type of technology has always been expensive which is in the main part why the cinemas have all gone for passive (the glasses are very cheap to manufacture). I have never been able to afford the Active technology as supported by some TV manufacturers. Now I am retired and have been able to purchase a rather expensive PC to play games on and due to the graphics card supporting active glasses I purchased the Nvidia 3d vision 2 kit. For the first time I could see in 3D and the effect it profound, the lazy eye has to work because each eye is give a picture alternately. After the first day (2 or so hours) of play with the glasses it was great (I can see the 3D effect). What then happen was I went for a drive and it seemed that the world was in 3D like my games.

    It was very strange seeing the real world in 3D, the effect seemed to last for a few hours. But each day I use the 3D Games for a couple of hours my lazy eye seems to get better!!.
    Not sure how, what or why but it continues to improve in real life.

    *** My only thought is if anyone could get a pair of these glasses which switch independently of the equipment it may be a great way to train a lazy eye to work with the dominant one in real life. Maybe not for the more serious cases, but if you can see a 3D image by using an active pair of glasses then it could be a great way of fixing the problem. I am hopeful and looking forward to my next session of play and drive.

    • Laura Johnson Laura Johnson United States says:

      Hi Brian,
      I am 55 years old and also have a lazy left eye. I have had 2 surgeries when I was 5 years old and again at 16 years old. I have never been able to see correctly out of my left eye. I was patched as a kid and hated the teasing, & constant feeling of being different. Now, as an adult, I get headaches, eye strain, and blindness in my left eye. I would love to try a computer program or anything to experience what 3D or normal vision would be like. I am legally blind in my left eye. Corrected to 20/200. However, it is very shadowed in my left eye. Ironically, I am going to take my children and myself to eye doctor appointments this morning. I know I will be tired by the end of all of the eye tests. Any suggestions for me to ask the doctor?
      Is the computer equipment expensive? I am grateful for this online communication and to learn how many people know what it is like to have a lazy eye. Thank you for your post. Laura

      • Mark Anthony Baltieri Mark Anthony Baltieri United States says:

        I hope you had a great visit with th kids and that they are healthy and happy, I hope they have you info so you can sussefully veiw 3-D movies I don't think there that great or there would tons more if not all of them.  God bless you, I also had two surgeries in the 60s as a baby and my eye was straighted out better then it was.
        I wish I was there to put those mean bullies in there place, as I'm sure you handle it anyway.  All the  best.

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