Brian C wrote:
Ditto. My optometrist told me when I was a teenager that my eyes weren't quite aligned horizontally. From what I understood at the time (I don't make it to the eye doctor much), one eye is a little higher than the other. I can see fine, and in fact I still have 20/20 vision, but they have to work unusually hard, and that leads to eye strain headaches after awhile. I'm supposed to wear reading glasses to balance the workload, although I haven't had a functional pair for a few years.
Anyway, I don't know if this is why I have so much trouble with 3D, but I can't ever quite get the picture to resolve properly. I'm constantly seeing double of whatever's on screen, and it doesn't take very long for me to start feeling my eye muscles tense up. As a result, I really hate the experience of 3D, and haven't bothered since Cave of Forgotten Dreams and probably won't bother ever again. Even if I bought a 3D TV for some reason (which is plausible as prices come down and they become more or less the same as 2D TVs), I'd never in a million years actually want to use it to watch 3D content.
I took my daughter to see Finding Nemo
after I promised her I would and unfortunately the only showings were in 3D. I thought she might at least get a kick out of the 3D. The 3D actually wasn't too bad and I was impressed with the use of it. But part way through I felt the headache coming on so I had to keep taking the glasses off. I've had to do this with every 3D film I've seen. I don't understand why this is as I don't seem to have trouble "processing" it. It never doubles and I don't feel like I'm straining or working hard to watch it. I feel like I'm watching it naturally. But it just doesn't work for me.
My daughter kept her glasses on the whole way through, which impressed me. I asked her afterwards whether she liked it and she did but then informed me she didn't want to see another one "with the glasses." When I asked her why she said her eyes hurt. Maybe she's too young but at least I know when I take her to see Monsters Inc.
in December I won't have to take her to the 3D one now, which was a bit of a relief.