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I've been playing with the idea of getting an NVidia 3D Vision setup with my next build, but I have astigmatism, so I don't wear contacts, but instead wear prescription glasses. The 3d vision glasses don't appear to be aimed at anyone with less than 20/20 vision. Is this a correct assumption? I can't see clearly unless something is 8" in front of my face, so scooting the screen closer really isn't feasible.

Are there any other glasses available that could fit over my prescription glasses? I'm not worried too much about appearances. I'll be playing games in my man-cave by myself anyways.
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It's not that the glasses are designed for people with 20/20 vision per se, but that 3D vision depends on you being able to see your normal display. The glasses don't display any image, they block alternate frames for each eye so you perceive 3D.

One of the many reasons I've avoided 3D is that few of the glasses will fit over prescription lenses without a great deal of hassle or discomfort, and I'm not going to put in contacts just to play a game for a few hours.
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Just tried donning both my RX and 3DVision glasses. It can be done. Just know that the 3D glasses will need to rest further down on your nose because, well at least for me, the RX glasses sit higher.

In other words it's not a **** experience - unlike those 3D glasses in theaters w/real glasses on.
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I've never used 3D vision before, but I do have astigmatism and I wear contact lenses all the time.
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Thanks for the input. I do plan on getting a 120Hz monitor for sure since gameplay will be more fluid (60hz on my current monitor is one reason I quit gaming) and since it's 120hz, it will be compatible with 3d vision. This is why I was considering it, but If it's not going to be comfortable, I'm not going to do it.

OOH! Idea! If I get a new glasses, I could just pop out the old lenses and affix them to the inside of the 3d glasses.
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^that's risky and i have a feeling it won't work. your only choices are either to use contact lenses or just put the 3D glasses over your prescription glasses. i do that with the red/cyan glasses that i have but then i find it not very comfortable and that it mess with my color perception after a while (one eye see blue one see red).

you can go to a store where they have the glasses on demo and check it out. the glasses are expensive btw. $170
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Several nose pieces are included with 3D vision glasses. Attach the largest nose piece and wear them over your prescription lenses. I wear glasses and it works fine for me. Absolutely no problem wearing 3D glasses over prescription lenses unless your lenses are huge or your nose is tiny.

For the first few weeks, the 3D glasses hurt my ears. After a few weeks, no more pain. Strange but that's what I recall.

To avoid eyestrain and headaches, keep depth low and set convergence to high.
     
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I know this is not even on most peoples radar. But you should look up how 3d works. The glasses have a flickering light in them witch puts in a trance, witch makes you more susceptible to not thinking about what your seeing (reasoning) and you except every thing you see. AKA brain washing.

All monitors have a flicker rate but this one is right up close to your eye ball at 120hrz
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I say wait for Passive 3D
AKA Cinema 3D by LG

They got the TVs our like the LW450T and LW550T

just wait for PC monitors i guess
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I know this is not even on most peoples radar. But you should look up how 3d works. The glasses have a flickering light in them witch puts in a trance, witch makes you more susceptible to not thinking about what your seeing (reasoning) and you except every thing you see. AKA brain washing.

All monitors have a flicker rate but this one is right up close to your eye ball at 120hrz

Paranoid much?

Pro-tip, most people are so easily brainwashed by marketing, corporations, and government propaganda as it is already; there is no need to bring "3D" into the equation.
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