Can 3D have an adverse effect on children’s eyes in the future? A report on CVG suggests that, because the eyes of children under 7 are not fully trained, it may take years before eye problems are detected. Nintendo has already advised parents regarding this issue, so hopefully they will keep current on this subject.

The report includes quotes from Dr. Neil A Dodgson, graphics and imaging expert, of University of Cambridge, “But we do not know if there is actually a problem for young children. Intuitively, one might expect that children should not be exposed for long periods until their convergence/focus mechanisms have been fully trained, but I do not know the age by which that is supposed to have happened.” He also explained, “I imagine that any problems for young children would be common to almost all 3D systems, as almost all of them cause convergence/focus conflict.”


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