3D Gaming Won’t Make Your Eyes Stick That Way, Says Top Doc

By August 11, 2010Newswires

3D Gaming Won’t Make Your Eyes Stick That Way, Says Top Doc

By Kris Graft

Stereoscopic 3D video games and movies make your eyes do weird things to create the illusion of depth. As a result, for some, 3D viewing elicits a feeling of imbalance, disorientation or a general indication that lunch is on its way back up.

But beyond those short-term effects, with 3D televisions hitting the market and Sony and Nintendo releasing 3D stereoscopic video games, is there risk of permanent eye damage from exposing eyeballs to the faux third dimension for prolonged periods of time?

“It’s not likely to cause any permanent harm to vision,” said Dr. Mark Borchert, a respected L.A.-based ophthalmologist with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, talking to Gamasutra. He was named as one of the best doctors in Southern California by the L.A. Times in 2009.

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