New Glasses Let Film Buffs Enjoy 3D Movies In 2D

Movie buff Hank Green discovered his wife didn't like 3D movies because they gave her headaches. Without 3D glasses, the movie looks blurry. So Green decided to make some glasses to help her watch a 3D movie in 2D.

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MARY LOUISE KELLY, host:

Our last word in business today is 2D glasses.

3D movie buff Hank Green discovered that his wife didn't like 3D movies because they give her headaches. He still wanted her to come, but of course if you don't wear goofy glasses, the 3D movie looks all blurry. So he decided to make some glasses to help her watch the 3D movie in 2D.

He cut up 3D glasses he'd saved from previous movies and reconfigured the lenses so both eyes received the same image. And it worked. Ms. Green was able to accompany him to 3D films, yet watch them in plain-old 2D. In fact, it worked so well, Green decided to make more of the glasses and sell them. So now, in addition to paying extra for that 3D effect, you can now shell out 10 more bucks for 2D glasses to watch your 3D movie in 2D.

That's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Mary Louise Kelly.

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And I'm Renee Montagne.

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