A study from UK charity The Eyecare Trust has revealed that six million Brits cannot use 3D technology due to problems with their vision. Dharmesh Patel, chairman of The Eyecare Trust, spoke to MCV and said,
“It’s more than you think, about 12 per cent have 3D vision problems and you’ll find a similar percentage worldwide.3D is appearing everywhere and there’s loads of people complaining that they can’t see it.”
“There will be people who have not attended an eye examination in years and are probably unaware they have a lazy eye or something like that.”
When we have discussed 3D in the past a number of comments have been made by TSA readers that they cannot use 3D due to vision problems. I am surprised the figure is as high as 12% as that will surely impact on sales of 3D TVs. You lose 12% of your market straight away but then consider a family where one member has vision problems – they are hardly going to fork out £2000 for a new TV that one person cannot watch.
Personally I am not convinced by 3D but I have a horrible feeling as soon as Killzone 3 comes out it will be time for a new telly. Sadly for gamers with vision problems 3D will have to wait until R2D2 style holographic projectors arrive.