In Focus: The Vision Problems Facing Gamers

By April 6, 2011Newswires

In Focus: The Vision Problems Facing Gamers

By Jeff Marchiafava

No matter what games you play or what platforms you play them on, you have probably suffered from the effects of eyestrain at one point or another. Thanks to the recent release of the Nintendo 3DS and the rising popularity of 3D televisions, more concern is being paid to eye health and the potential side effects. Is the media being overly cautious? Can your favorite hobby be detrimental to your vision?

To answer these questions, we spoke with Dr. Martin Banks, a professor of Vision Science at UC Berkeley who has studied the effect that stereoscopic 3D displays have on human depth perception. In addition to explaining the problems with stereo 3D displays, Banks outlined some other potential eye-related complications facing gamers, and what they can do to avoid them.

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