Nintendo warned that its new 3DS portable gaming system might have negative effects on young children's vision. Now the American Optometric Association steps forward to say that using 3D technology could have a positive effect on children's eyesight. How so?
Nintendo was covering its bases at E3 last year and again in December when it warned parents that children under six years of age should not use the 3D features of the Nintendo 3DS when it arrives later this year. The reasoning behind this was that children's eyesight is still developing at that stage, and prolonged use of vision tricking technology could cause abnormalities in that development.