Monday, May 10, 2010
Could Watching a 3D Movie Lead to Blackouts?
"It took ten minutes for my vision to adjust to 3D" he said. "My sight was unfocused - blurry one minute, fine the next. I also had a pain in my temples."
Then Josh blacked out while driving home. He ended up cut, bruised and had a concussion after having crashed his mangled car during the blackout. The police gave him a breathalyser but said he'd had no alcohol that evening. Josh is convinced that the short blackout was caused by the 3D glasses and 3D effects in the movie.
A growing number of academics and health professionals are indeed warning that 3D entertainment and 3D media carry the risk of disturbed and altered vision, mental confusion, dizziness, headaches and possibly fits. Research at the University of California, Berkeley, discovered that watching 3D movies can provoke headaches and eyestrain.
Read more at Associated Content