Dr. Mark Borchert, an ophthalmologist with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, talked to Gamasutra about the effects on vision from viewing 3D. He was quoted as saying, “There are people who get uncomfortable with it, and get eye strain or headaches, or on much rarer occasions, a sense of imbalance or nausea, but there’s no evidence it can cause permanent harm to your vision or use of both eyes together or anything like that.”

Gamasutra also reported that on the subject of how 3D may effect the vision of young children, Dr. Borchert mentioned, “But the effect of 3D on young children, we have no idea. For older children, it’s not going to hurt them. I can’t imagine how this is going to cause any kind of permanent harm to someone who is over four years of age.”

Since 3D seems to be the way of the future, this is great news. This will alleviate some worries that parents and gamers may be experiencing over the Nintendo 3DS.

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