Doctors Say 3DS is Safe, May Be Benefitial for Kids

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  1. CarbonX13
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    In the wake of Nintendo asserting its warnings that the Nintendo 3DS may cause damage to your eyes after extended periods of playtime, and must be avoided by children under the age of six, the American Optometric Association has made a statement today saying the exact opposite, claiming that the 3D tech may actually benefit kids.

    Nintendo's views were that the eyesight of children are still in development until they reach the age of six, and so the 3D technology used may cause some abnormal development to happen. While the American Optometric Association noted that usage of 3D technology should be moderated, they were quick to note that there was no evidence that 3D can damage the eyes of humans, both adults and children.

    The American Optometric Association also noted that the 3DS and its technology incorporated can actually help detect certain eye problems that may not be detected under normal vision tests at the doctor's office. A normal eye test will test the eyes individually, but it is how both work together to create good vision. Problems between the two eyes can lead to anything from eye fatigue to difficulty reading. And, inability to view 3D on the 3DS.[/p]

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  2. RupeeClock

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    True enough, the more you work a body part, the better it works.
    Like, say you're right handed but you started doing everything with your left hand, might be awkward but eventually your left hand would be much stronger.

    Still, what concerns me is the proximity of the 3D display, other 3D displays in the past have been viewed at a distance, like 3D in cinemas or 3DTV.
    The 3DS is right up to your face, so the depth effect perceived may not be so accurate to life and real fields of depth.
     
  3. Theraima

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    Great, Medical technology vs. Gaming technology..


    They should just make up their minds already.
     
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    Okaybutseriously, how do they not have an easy test about depth perception? They claim the 3DS would be an easy way to check if both eyes are working in tandem, but you can do that using some paper and popsicle sticks of different sizes (seeing if the person can tell which one is closer when they can't see the base and both appear the same size).
     
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    yeah let them get used to 3d so they don't up like us OLD guys who can't stand 3d cos of the headaches [​IMG]
     
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    Wanna know how to get free eye sight testing, just buy 3ds
     
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    That 'free' eyesight test would've required a $300 deposit...
     
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    Anyway, seems interesting. Nintendo and toshiba were just covering there backs and there is hardly anything to worry about after all.
     
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    Lol, expect 2+ million people in Japanese gaming stores waiting in queue to get their 3DS. This 3DS is gonna pwn. It's the next Avatar, except it's not by James Cameron but Nintendo.
     
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  11. cwstjdenobs

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    If the 3DS lets you change the distance between each camera, like setting up some binoculars, that problem shouldn't be any where near as bad. People who suffer from migraines will still be more sensitive though. Even if they play these things all their lives.
     
  12. RupeeClock

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    I guess what they're really saying is, they expect that eye-problems are going to be detected more often (and maybe earlier) because the 3DS will become a common household item.
     
  13. easycrashing

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    Who knows...

    Nintendo and Sony said the same thing, they're just covering their back from potential lawsuits.
     
  14. Sop

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    They just don't want to get sued do they lol.
     
  15. Maplemage

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    Why would you care?
    No, the bleeding from the eyes is just the awesomeness of the 3DS,
     
  16. Jamstruth

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    3D is safe but I wouldn't say its good for you. The brain starts only looking for the stereoscopic cues for 3D rather than others it uses in real life. This is why it can cause headaches and make people feel weird for a while afterwards as your brain readjusts.
    Basically: Don't sit and play your DS for 24hours straight and you should be fine.
     
  17. cwstjdenobs

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    Just out of interest what other stuff does the brain use? I thought right/left separation was the main deal. Things been a different size due to projection I guess but normal 3D takes advantage of that, and it's easy to fool anyway.
     
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    I don't think they can be sued at all. Because there is a button at one of the sides that stops the 3D. So if someone's eyes start bleeding, it is actually their own fault :')
     
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    You read 3D comics up close.
     
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