Can a 3-D game help detect vision problems in young children? There is brewing furore over the claim made by the makers of Nintendo 3D games that "3-D screen shouldn't be used by children 6 or younger".
As per reports, an expert team of optometrists at the American Optometric Association is advising parents to let their children play 3-D games so that some vision problems such as lazy eye (amblyopia) or cross eyes (strabismus) can be screened early. Moreover, they asserted that watching 3- D game does not pose any serious damage to their vision.
Reacting to media reports, Dr. David Hunter, a Pediatric Ophthalmologist at Children's Hospital Boston, claimed that though there is no concrete proof that 3-D games or movies can pose any major damage to the vision, there is high possibility that children can suffer from eye fatigue.
Moreover, Dr. Hunter claimed that his young son frequently complains of motion sickness after watching 3-D games or movies and believes that it's absurd to base medical diagnosis on the parameters of 3-D tools.
Meanwhile, there is confirmed news that Dr. Hunter is planning to chalk out a therapy using 3-D tools so that serious vision problems in young children can be timely diagnosed