The vice president of England’s Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Larry Benjamin, has weighed in on the potential negative effects of the 3DS on health and vision.
In the midst of a media blitz of 3DS enthusiasm, another negative note has sounded. The Geek Beat‘s David Ewalt called the 3DS “extremely cool”, but expressed reservations about its augmented reality features and narrow depth of field.
Reports from last week’s Nintendo World event, the largest hands-on 3DS event since E3 2010, include troubling accounts of prevalent dizziness and eye fatigue.
Nintendo’s issued a 3DS health warning today, saying that children under the age of six should not play the console in 3D mode.
A UK optometrist has told VG247 that prolonged 3D use is a “worry,” following the updating of PS3’s terms and conditions yesterday to warn against “eye-strain, eye-fatigue or nausea” when viewing the technology.