Think back to the first time you put on a pair of 3D glasses and how awesome it was to see images coming towards you. I am sure you been to the movies many times since then and have used 3D glasses. Have you ever wondered about how they came into existence, their history? In this article, we are going to give a brief overview of the history of 3D glasses and how things have changed over time.
3D glasses actually been around longer than you think! It was back in 1883 when a man by the name of Charles Wheastone tried to change people’s ability to see depth. This technique is called stereopsis. However, the machine used to enhance this technique was too bothersome to use. Its size was too large for moviegoers to enjoy a 3D movie.
Later a gentleman by the name of Sir Donald Brewster helped to improve Wheastone’s invention. He removed the mirrors and made the lenses easier to view. Could you imagine going to the movies with a bulky device that you would have to hold for two hours? Well thanks to this gentleman the first version of 3D glasses came into being.
Later in 1922 3D movies became more popular and then again during the 1950’s era. The first 3D movie was called The Power of Love filmed in 1922. After this movie was aired, more people became hip to the idea of watching movies with 3D enhanced imagery.
Another fact you may not know about 3D glasses is the reason why the lenses are blue and red. They are blue and red to trick your brain by merging two images into one. The purpose of the red lenses is to filter out the blue light so that each eye sees a slightly different image! Interesting, huh?
Now you may wonder if using 3D glasses is bad for your eyes. So far there has not been any scientific evidence that the use of 3D glasses causes any long-term damage to your eyes. This is another plus towards enjoying this cool invention. You don’t have to worry about long-term eye damage!
Since the invention of 3D glasses and 3D movies there have been the addition of 3D televisions, 3D games, and even 3D books and paper advertisements. Where as one time you had to go out of your home to enjoy 3D, it is now possible to do so in your own home. 3D has been around for a long time, but it has just gotten better as years have gone on. Technology is incredible; it is hard to believe that there are 4D, 5D, 6D, and even 7D experiences available now. Even though technology continues to advance, 3D is still very relevant.