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Nintendo don't need to issue 3DS health warnings - experts

3D gaming should have zero impact on eyes says professor

Nintendo needn't have issued a health warning about 3DS over Christmas. That's the word from a leading US paediatrician who believes that playing 3DS games will have zero impact on children's eyes.

Nintendo recently released a statement suggesting that children under the age of six should turn off the 3D effects when playing 3DS because their eyes are still developing.

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That's nonsense according to Dr. Lawrence Tychsen, a professor of paediatrics and ophthalmology at Washington University in St. Louis who told the New York Times that playing games in 3D will have no impact.

"The fact you'd watch 3-D in a theatre or a video game should have zero deleterious impact whatsoever," said Tychsen.

It's a theory echoed by Dr. David Granet, a paediatric ophthalmologist at the University of California at San Diego. "I don't think that parents need to worry about kids playing video games, 3-D or otherwise, from a vision perspective," he said. "The bigger question for parents is: Do you really want your 3-year-old playing a video game?"

[ SOURCE: Destructoid ]

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