3D Movie Improves Man's Vision After Lifetime of Impairment
Professor of ophthalmology sees in greater depth after watching Martin Scorsese’s Hugo in 3D
The UK’s Guardian.co.uk reports that a university professor who has struggled with depth perception since birth says his vision has dramatically improved after watching 3D movies.
Bruce Bridgeman, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, lived with poor depth perception until he watched the Martin Scorsese 3D film Hugo, in February 2012. Suddenly he was able to see with an improved sense of depth, and the phenomenon continued when he left the cinema. “Suddenly, things began to jump out at me,” Bridgeman told CNN, adding that he felt “euphoric”. He said he previously “saw the world as kind of, in theory, three-dimensional, but the experience is more flat,” Adding: “I didn’t realise that until I began to see in proper stereo.”