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Changes in Stereoscopic Depth Perception Caused by Decentration of Spectacle Lenses

Jiménez, J. R. PhD; Rubiño, M. PhD; Díaz, J. A. PhD; Hita, E. PhD; del Barco, L. Jiménez PhD

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Abstract

The effect that decentered spectacle (ophthalmic) lenses exert on depth perception has been studied, evaluating stereopsis through the disparity range (maximum horizontal disparity) for random-dot stereograms (RDS). The results show that variations in fusional convergence due to increments of decentration can diminish the stereopsis in observers, reducing the region within which stereoscopic correspondence can take place. Decreases in disparity ranges were found for vertical and horizontal prismatic effects, although the prismatic effect necessary for this was less in the vertical case. A decreased disparity range has also been confirmed with figural-stimuli stereograms and using prisms for generating the prismatic effects.

© 2000 American Academy of Optometry

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