Nintendo’s dramatic warnign about children under the age of six playing the 3DS with the 3D effects enabled might be unnecessary. The New York Times contacted eye specialists on the matter.
“The fact you’d watch 3-D in a theater or a video game should have zero deleterious impact whatsoever,” Dr. Lawrence Tychsen states.
Another doctor, Dr. David Granet [pediatric ophthalmologist] says that “I don’t think that parents need to worry about kids playing video games, 3-D or otherwise, from a vision perspective,” he states. “The bigger question for parents is: Do you really want your 3-year-old playing a video game?”