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How Do We See in 3D?

Depth perception is the ability of the eyes and brain to work together to perceive objects in three dimensions and accurately judge distances. It is essential for activities such as driving, playing sports, and navigating the environment.

Depth perception is achieved through a combination of binocular vision, which allows the eyes to work together to create a single, three-dimensional image, and monocular cues, which rely on visual information such as relative size, overlapping, and texture gradients.

People with impaired depth perception may struggle with tasks such as catching a ball, estimating distances, and driving. Conditions that can affect depth perception include amblyopia, strabismus, and cataracts.

Fortunately, many people can improve their depth perception through vision therapy, which involves a series of exercises and activities designed to strengthen the visual system and improve overall visual function. Additionally, some individuals may benefit from special lenses or other visual aids.

If you are experiencing difficulty with depth perception, it is important to schedule an appointment with US for a comprehensive eye exam and to discuss potential treatment options. With the right care, you can potentially improve your depth perception and enhance your visual experience.

David Greening David Greening, ABOC, BS(HONS) Ophth. Dispensing David is our resident optician, and has been in optics since 2002. He attained his Bachelor of Science degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing in Kent, England (2014). He has extensive experience, having managed his own practice for many years prior to arriving at Astorino & Associates Eye Center. He is a licensed American optician (ABOC) and is well-recognized for his quality of service, attention to detail, and patient care.

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