Abstract: A stereoscopic viewer includes left and right lenses and sight blocks, all housed in the lightweight frame. A stereoscopic display, such as a computer monitor or a TV, includes left and right stereoscopic central images that are displayed side-by-side on the central portion of the display screen. The left and right central images have center spacings equivalent to normal interpupillary distances. However, the left central image is extended to the left to form a left peripheral zone and the right central image is extended to the right to form a right peripheral zone. A user employing the viewer integrates the central stereoscopic views with the left and right peripheral zones to form an apparent 3-dimensional image. Additional two-dimensional zones may be established outside of the stereoscopic central images for items such as menus, windows, tool icons, etc.