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The American Optometric Association and 3D@Home Consortium Sign Memorandum of Understanding
Date:3/16/2011

g may help discover subtle vision disorders in both children and adults, that, left uncorrected, interfere with the 3D viewing experience, and even result in the '3Ds of 3D viewing'—discomfort, dizziness, or lack of depth."

The 3D@Home Consortium, working to accelerate the adoption of 3D/S3D in the home, provides a coordinated industry voice in 3D technology to both professionals and consumers.  "By working together, the 3D@Home Consortium and the AOA can leverage the rich diversity of our organizations' membership in conducting the critical research on stereographic imagery and its impact on the human visual system. This information is a needed component for the applications of 3D in entertainment as well as commercial, industrial and education. Even more important is how we explore various ways this same research and technology can detect and help treat vision problems undetected in the past," said Rick Dean, Chairman of the 3D@Home Consortium.

Both groups will be encouraging their constituents to incorporate the use of stereoscopic testing and educational materials in their products, helping the public build an appreciation for the importance of optometry-delivered vision and eye health care, as well as the importance of yearly comprehensive eye exams.

For more information, visit www.3Deyehealth.org.

About the American Optometric Association (AOA):The American Optometric Association represents approximately 36,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students and paraoptometric assistants and technicians. Optometrists serve patients in nearly 6,500 communities across the country, and in 3,500 of those communities are the only eye doctors. Doctors of optometry provide two-thirds of all primary eye care in the United States.

American Optometric Association doctors of optometry are highly qualified, trained doctors on the frontline of eye and vision care who ex
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