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.
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?"