Nintendo 3DS 3D effect safe for children
3DS could be used to detect visual problems in children.
After concerns that the upcomind Nintendo 3DS' glasses-free 3D screen might damage the eyes of the under-sixes, the American Optometric Association have come forward to say that use of the 3DS might actually be good for visually impaired children, as problems they experience while viewing the 3D images could highlight otherwise unnoticed problems with their sight.
Problems that could affect the viewing of 3D images on a 3DS are in many cases similar to problems that cause difficulty reading, according to the AOA. The 3DS could provide an easy litmus test to see if a child is suffering from problems like a lack of focus in one or both eyes, crossed-eyedness or eyes that are misaligned.