Watching a 3D movie can be very exciting, but to fully enjoy the experience you must wear special 3D glasses. This can make things difficult for a person that wears glasses. How do you wear 3D glasses if you already must wear eyeglasses?
It seems like a problem with no solution, but luckily there are many things you can do so you can enjoy 3D movies even if you must wear glasses. Here are some tips.
How Do 3D Glasses Work?
3D movies make images seem to jump off the screen, bringing movies to life and providing the viewer with a more action packed experience. The science behind 3D glasses is actually quite simple and relies on the way our eyes work to create 3D images.
Our eyes work together to create a singular 3 dimensional image. Each eye sees a slightly different image which it transmits to the brain. The brain then combines these two images to create a single, 3D image. To get a better idea of the image each eye transmits to the brain, try covering one eye. Without both eyes depth perception is affected.
To create a 3D image on a movie screen a similar principle is used. Two separate images are filmed. Special glasses allow each eye to see only one image. These are then combined in the brain to create a single 3D image.
3D glasses work by limiting what each eye can see. For example the old fashioned red and blue glasses filtered the images seen by each eye using color. Modern clear glasses still filter what the eye can see, but they use polarization rather than color. This allows each eye to see a slightly different image which is combined in the brain to produce a 3D illusion.
Wear the 3D Glasses over Your Eyeglasses
One simple solution to wearing 3D glasses with regular glasses is to wear them on top. This can be a bit uncomfortable, but is certainly the easiest solution to the problem. Some movie theaters might have special 3D glasses designed for use over glasses. These are a bit roomier than the traditional glasses. Even without special glasses you can generally fit the 3D glasses over a pair of regular ones with no problem.
Another simple solution is to avoid wearing glasses when attending a 3D movie. If you have contact lenses, you may wish to wear them instead of glasses. 3D glasses can be easily worn with contacts. The 3D glasses don’t impact vision, but rather help each eye to see the special, different images. Only wear contacts if you have a prescription for contact lenses; never borrow someone else’s contacts since this can lead to infection and other eye problems.
Buy Special Glasses
Some manufacturers make special clip on glasses that can be worn when watching 3D movies and TVs. These glasses are designed to be worn with regular eyeglasses. This will require you to invest in special glasses before watching the show or movie, but these glasses are often quite affordable and are a good investment if you regularly watch 3D movies or TV.
See a Regular Version
Some people don’t like watching 3D movies because it is difficult on their eyes. Most movies with a 3D version also have regular versions available. This is a good option for those wanting to enjoy the storyline of a film without the hassle of 3D. Those that want the 3D experience should try another option where 3D glasses are utilized. The regular version of the film won’t have the 3D features available. It isn’t the same as just watching the movie without 3D glasses since only one image is shown. Watching a regular movie with 3D glasses on won’t create a 3D effect.
Enjoying a 3D film or TV show can be more difficult if you wear glasses, but it isn’t impossible. There are several options available for those with glasses. Even if you must wear glasses, you can still watch 3D movies.