How Depth Perception Affects Vision
What Does Depth Perception Mean?
Depth perception is the visual ability to perceive the world in three dimensions and the distance of an object.Depth perception makes it possible for your eyes to determine distances between objects and to tell if something is near to you or far away.Your eyes work together to make this happen, meaning you must have binocular vision, also known as stereopsis.
What Affects Depth Perception?
The results identified test distance, binocularity, masking, and direction of movement as significant factors affecting depth perception of a moving object.
Treating Impaired Depth Perception
Glasses can be prescribed to help people with strabismus. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to straighten the eyes. Wearing an eye patch has often been used to treat amblyopia.
If the eyes are misaligned, you may need surgery to correct the problem. However, glasses may help align them. If you have a lazy eye, your doctor may recommend putting a patch over one eye to strengthen the other.