Ask an Eye M.D. Answer Archive
Please read our important medical disclaimer.
What is stereopsis?
Roughly, you can think of stereopsis as depth perception. When a visually normal human being looks at an object, each eye sees it from a slightly different angle, and sends those "pictures" back to the brain. The differences between the two images are integrated into a single one, and the differences are used to show what is nearer, etc., creating the "3 D" effect.
Answered by: Richard G. Shugarman, MD
Categories: General Eye Health
Have a question that hasn't been answered yet? Ask it!
Answered: Mar 19, 2013
Search for Questions & Answers
Meet Our Experts
- Your questions are answered by more than two dozen members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology who volunteer their time with EyeSmart.