It's honestly gotten to a point where it's almost impossible to find a two-dimensional version of a major 3D movie release. For those of us just want our eyeballs back? 2D Glasses are here, they're real, and they're ready to flatten whatever Hollywood throws at 'em.
But how, you're asking yourself, as you frantically check your bank account to ensure you've got the ten bucks (including shipping!) you'll need to buy a pair of these spectacular specs. How do they work? Well, like so:
When you watch a 3D movie each of your eyes are seeing a slightly different image. Your brain combines those images together, creating the illusion of a 3D image.
2D Glasses block the same image with both lenses, so each eye gets the same picture resulting in a 2D image and an elimination of eyeball strain.
So the next time you stroll into your local cineplex's dimly lit three-dimensional pain cave, politely decline those loaner shades. Slowly pull out your 2D Glasses. And enjoy the flick as nature intended: without Vanity Smurf flying at your forehead. [2D Glasses via Dvice]