By Aaron Herman
We had the opportunity to attend the 3D Vision and Health Symposium in NYC. Everyone is trying to figure out the 3D market. With each techlogical advance there comes many questions. Is it safe? Will people adapt? Will it be affordable. 3D technology is everywhere – on our televisions, in theaters and even on handheld gaming systems. It’s only a matter of time before we all expect 3D to be as common as regular 2D imagery. As popular as 3D technology is, there are many misconceptions and confusion regarding vision health issues associated with viewing 3D images.
The Symposium addressed specific details surrounding future plans to help ensure safe, high quality 3D technology, consumer and parent guidelines to follow when using 3D technology, standards for developing 3D technology and the public health implications of Virtual 3D. The panel consisted of:
· Barry Barresi, OD, PhD., Executive Director, American Optometric Association
· Dori Carlson, OD, President-Elect, American Optometric Association
· Phil Corriveau, Principal Engineer, Intel
· Rick Dean, Senior Vice President, THX & Chair of 3D@Home Consortium
· Michael Duenas, OD, American Optometric Association
· Chris Haws, Psychologist and film maker
· Heidi Hoffman, Managing Director, 3D@Home Consortium
· James Sheedy, OD, PhD, Vision Performance Institute, Pacific University
We had the opportunity to speak with leaders in the industry and learn more how 3D can actually save and enhance your life!