Oakley, known for its wide ranging and very flashy sunglasses is unleashing what it calls ‘a landmark moment in 3D entertainment’ and a ‘technological breakthrough that sets a new standard for 3D’. To you and me, in layman’s terms it’s the world’s first ‘optically correct’ 3D glasses.
Whilst ‘optically correct’ doesn’t refer to prescription correction, regular non-prescription 3D lenses are designed and made with inferior technology that can cause distortion. Oakley’s HDO-3D technology, tested in the DreamWorks studio’s testing facilities, addresses this problem.
The 3D lenses virtually eliminate the ghosting or “crosstalk” between images that reach each eye in rapid succession, a potential problem with normal 3D glasses. Oakley’s technology maintains optical clarity so the wearer can enjoy a wide field of sharp vision. The curvature of the Oakley 3D lenses has the added benefit of minimising distractive glare, so often a problem for any wearer of glasses.
The glasses make their debut in the popular Gascan frame and are available in two frame finishes; either polished black or polished white. The Gascan fit is specially designed to get rid of the uncomfortable pressure points that you find with normal glasses, and it doesn’t hook the ears either, for a more comfortable viewing experience.
Whilst you’re bound to be the most fashionable person in the cinema you’ll still have to wear your regular sunglasses outside, sadly, these are strictly indoor only.