Seeing well is the key to learning in a world of 3-D

As paraoptometrics, it is important for us to understand that there is a new way to help support lifelong vision and eye health: the 3-D Public Health Prevention Model. This model of “secondary prevention” was developed by Michael Duenas, O.D., associate director of Health Sciences and Policy for the American Optometric Association (AOA), and was presented December 2010 at the Inaugural 3-D Human Factors Symposium in New York City. The basis for this model is that the ability to comfortably perceive stereovision in a 3-D presentation is actually a highly sensitive assessment tool, able to appraise a wide range of subtle symptoms related to vision and eye health for people of all ages. Now this 3-D imagery is bringing “vision discomfort/asthenopia” to the forefront; it is a blessing in disguise by opening doors of communication about the need for a complete eye health and vision evaluation to possibly diagnose and treat the visual discomfort caused by refractive errors, convergence/divergence, and accommodation dysfunctions. As was stated most recently in an editorial in Optometry, “binocular vision screenings will not only be more readily available but people of all ages will pay unwittingly and electively to have them done!”
Source: Optometry