The number of 3D movies released every year has been on the rise for the past few years mainly due to the increased interest in animation and Scifi movies. While these 3D movies offer more realistic viewing experience, they aren’t all that good for your health. And to make things worse, even your living room might have a 3D TV.
In this short article, let us understand some of the health issues caused by watching 3D movies. Please note that the topic under discussion here is still a major research topic and evolving.
3D movies and your Health
Although the 3D movie watching technology has vastly improved (with good quality polarizing filter spectacles etc), there are still related health risks. The technology used to create the illusion of 3D can cause more extreme physical reactions such as nausea, seizures, dizziness and severe head ache. These side-effects are caused because 3D is creating an illusion that’s neither naturally interpreted nor taken well by the human brain and eyes.
Focus and convergence issue is the other issue that can really cause eye strain. And if you go for a 3D movie without knowing about an Astigmatism or lazy eye condition, things may end up even worse after experiencing the movie.
The case is pretty much the same with 3D TVs. Most of the 3D TV manufacturers have already taken the disclaimer that people with conditions such as epilepsy, heart diseases or high blood pressure etc are at higher risk while watching 3D TV. At times these warnings and disclaimers are released with the intent of protecting them from any legal claims. However, it’s proven that anything unnatural can cause significant damage to your eyes and mind.
So next time, before you watch your favorite 3D movies, think twice.