Could Google Glass be dangerous to your eyes? It seems not
March 5, 2013 at 18:00
Google Glass has caused a spectacular stir. Since they became officers and their test program began, many people have been behind them and analysts fantasize about all the possibilities they would have. Although, recently a most interesting debate in the United States began about the possible harmful effects that the device could have on the view of a regular user. Using a screen near one eye may cause Google Glass will cause problems with binocular focus and coordination.
If I am honest, I had also thought if this new device of the Mountain View would not be a bit annoying and I even wondered if it could really produce strabismus or that you stay squint. As in ophthalmology, as in many other things, I have no expertise, it is great that the screen expert Sina Fateh has this question in an article for Forbes magazine. In his opinion, that risk exists. She has worked with hunting pilots who have screens in their helmets that give them information about the flight and after years of study she has seen cases of foria or binocular rivalry. Foria is that point in the binocular vision where, with the turn of the eyes, we break the fusion of the images that both offer us, resulting in a blur. This can occur naturally, in a temporary induced way, a good example would be squinting, or more permanently induced.
However, an Ophthalmology Professor at Harvard Medical School has given a contrary and more convincing version. Eli Peli thinks that the moments in which we will have to really look at the screen in the glasses will be short for Get that timely information. The effects described by Fateh occur when we are forced to watch or do so voluntarily for a good period of time, something that occurs on hunting flights.
Consider that those brief periods of focus monocular will not cause great stress to the eye and that at the cerebral level it will require a little adaptation time without major problems.
Source: T3 News