Sunday, July 19, 2009

Amblyopia, 3D Movies, and Ice Age 3

It seems all the latest kids movies are coming out in 3D. Kids with vision issues like Amblyopia, Strabismus, etc cannot process the 3D images.

Today we went to see Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs which the kids had been begging to see. It was showing in 3D in the theatre we went to which meant the kids got to wear the funny 3D glasses (over their own glasses). Since the glasses are so big, I actually used one of Alex's extra eyeglass retainers to keep the glasses on her head. Hey, whatever works!

I was also really happy because during the previews I was quizzing her a little bit about what she saw and so during one of the 3D effects I asked her and she said "Was that meatball flying at my head?".

This is huge, because it means that even with her Amblyopia, Belle can see some 3D effects.

Here are the kids with their 3D glasses over the top of their prescription eyeglasses.

As you can see, she likes popcorn.

Also, on the topic of Ice Age 3 - there is a character with an Eye Patch. Its actually a leaf, but he wears it like a patch. Buck, the weasel, is missing an eye due to a battle with a very mean Dinosaur - he is a "pirate" type of character and very fun

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