Magic Eye

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Cover of the first book

Magic Eye is a series of books that feature autostereograms.

After creating its first images in 1991, creator Tom Baccei worked with Tenyo, a Japanese company that sells magic supplies. Tenyo published its first book in late 1991 titled Miru Miru Mega Yokunaru Magic Eye ("Your Eyesight Gets Better & Better in a Very Short Rate of Time: Magic Eye"), sending sales representatives out to street corners to demonstrate how to see the hidden image. Within a few weeks the first Japanese book became a best seller, as did the second, rushed out shortly after.[1][2]

The first North American Magic Eye book was Magic Eye: A New Way of Looking at the World.[3][failed verification]

Magic Eye stereograms have been used by orthoptists and vision therapists in the treatment of some binocular vision and accommodative disorders.[4]


  1. ^ Grossman, John (1994-10-01). "In the Eye of the Beholder, Marketing Methods Article". Inc. Retrieved 2010-10-22.
  2. ^ Intro to Magic Eye II
  3. ^ "About Magic eye". Magic Eye. Archived from the original on 2010-12-14. Retrieved 2010-10-22.
  4. ^ "Magic Eye stereograms, vision therapy, visual training, eye exercises, eye training, Anaglyphs, stereo photography". Rachel Cooper. Retrieved 2010-05-18.

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