The 3DS Is Good For Your Eyes

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#1 Posted by riariases (2335 posts) -

About everyone knows how a few news sources were reporting on how the 3DS causes eye strains and how Nintendo said that children at the ages of 6 and under shouldn't be viewing the 3D on the 3DS. But according to the actual professionals, the 3DS can act as an eye trainer, develooping the un-used muscles in your eye and can also alert you on vision problems that may be building up. So its up to you to believe the specialists who work in vision therapy and eyesight treatment, or the over precautious Nintendo who is trying to avoid lawsuits.

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#2 Posted by riariases (2335 posts) -
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iCJ0KB_I8SID89TOFgZ_hJdehaXg?docId=6289421
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#3 Posted by Litchie (21251 posts) -

I squinted (only used 1 eye at a time) and had to use glasses when I was a kid. This happens sometimes nowadays too (mostly when I'm really tired), and since you can't see 3D with only one eye, I will know immediately if I squint when I play the 3DS, and thus be able to correct it. So yeah. For me the 3DS will help.

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#4 Posted by forgot_it (6756 posts) -
I'm pretty sure that some of those people claiming not to use the 3D for too long were also professionals.
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#5 Posted by Jaysonguy (39454 posts) -

All crap

The real doctors say that's not true and have no idea how they're even coming to that conclusion

Just to point out to everyone

Optometrists = Ones who are making this claim (are not real doctors and don't know anything about medicine and the workings of the eye, don't have to go to school to learn the eye)

Ophthalmologists = Real doctors who are saying that all this is crap (who go to school to become a medical doctor and know the workings of the eye inside and out)

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#6 Posted by forgot_it (6756 posts) -
Just read the link throughly. How in the world did you conclude that the 3DS is good for your eyes? All the article said is that it could be used to identify vision problems in younger kids.
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#7 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6054 posts) -
As a fellow with a determinedly lazy eye, I can attest first hand that 3D in movies and games help me to keep my eyes pointing in the same direction.
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#8 Posted by riariases (2335 posts) -
[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

All crap

The real doctors say that's not true and have no idea how they're even coming to that conclusion

Just to point out to everyone

Optometrists = Ones who are making this claim (are not real doctors and don't know anything about medicine and the workings of the eye, don't have to go to school to learn the eye)

Ophthalmologists = Real doctors who are saying that all this is crap (who go to school to become a medical doctor and know the workings of the eye inside and out)

Which opthalmogists are saying that?
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#9 Posted by riariases (2335 posts) -
Just read the link throughly. How in the world did you conclude that the 3DS is good for your eyes? All the article said is that it could be used to identify vision problems in younger kids.forgot_it
Its like beading or sowing is good for your eyes because you have to accurately see.
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#10 Posted by Jaysonguy (39454 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

All crap

The real doctors say that's not true and have no idea how they're even coming to that conclusion

Just to point out to everyone

Optometrists = Ones who are making this claim (are not real doctors and don't know anything about medicine and the workings of the eye, don't have to go to school to learn the eye)

Ophthalmologists = Real doctors who are saying that all this is crap (who go to school to become a medical doctor and know the workings of the eye inside and out)

riariases

Which opthalmogists are saying that?

.............

In the article you linked

Seriously?

Did you even read what you posted?

You have the title wrong, nowhere do the words "3DS is good for your eyes" appear in the article and the only people who say that this system could be used aren't doctors and have no business talking about the advantages or disadvantages of the system.

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#11 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6054 posts) -

[QUOTE="riariases"][QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

All crap

The real doctors say that's not true and have no idea how they're even coming to that conclusion

Just to point out to everyone

Optometrists = Ones who are making this claim (are not real doctors and don't know anything about medicine and the workings of the eye, don't have to go to school to learn the eye)

Ophthalmologists = Real doctors who are saying that all this is crap (who go to school to become a medical doctor and know the workings of the eye inside and out)

Jaysonguy

Which opthalmogists are saying that?

.............

In the article you linked

Seriously?

Did you even read what you posted?

You have the title wrong, nowhere do the words "3DS is good for your eyes" appear in the article and the only people who say that this system could be used aren't doctors and have no business talking about the advantages or disadvantages of the system.

Way to ignore my statement entirely. Who are you going to believe? Eyeball professionals who say it can help with a lazy eye, eyeball doctors who haven't addressed the issue, or someone with a lazy eye who can attest to the fact directly?
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#12 Posted by riariases (2335 posts) -

[QUOTE="riariases"][QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

All crap

The real doctors say that's not true and have no idea how they're even coming to that conclusion

Just to point out to everyone

Optometrists = Ones who are making this claim (are not real doctors and don't know anything about medicine and the workings of the eye, don't have to go to school to learn the eye)

Ophthalmologists = Real doctors who are saying that all this is crap (who go to school to become a medical doctor and know the workings of the eye inside and out)

Jaysonguy

Which opthalmogists are saying that?

.............

In the article you linked

Seriously?

Did you even read what you posted?

You have the title wrong, nowhere do the words "3DS is good for your eyes" appear in the article and the only people who say that this system could be used aren't doctors and have no business talking about the advantages or disadvantages of the system.

"Optometrists haven't seen any sign that 3D screens can cause lasting damage, but they also acknowledge that not much is known about how 3D viewing affects us. Hunter, the ophthalmologist, agrees." Obviously not all Ophthalmologists agree with that. Its like how half of dentists say gum can help keep your teeth clean and the other half say the sugar sort of negates that.

And do you know how muscle training works? When you work out your muscles to the right extent they get sore and they rip. Thats why they call it "getting ripped". And when they heal they grow back bigger and stronger. The muscles in your eyes are still muscles so its not an exception. When you work out your eye muscles, you're gonna feel strain just like when you work out your arm or leg muscles. So in the end 3D is working out your eye muscles which would potentially make your eyes stronger or have better sight, theoretically speaking. But at the same time there are certain ways you can work out muscles that won't even make them bigger or stronger, but they have no negative effects. This could be the case with eye muscles as well.

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#13 Posted by carnie49 (25 posts) -
I just read a very informative article about the Nintendo 3DS and why it could be harmful or in some cases good for your eyes. It is more informative than some of the other articles that I had been reading on some other blogs, here it is: http://kickarss.com/nintendo-news/nintendo-ds-news/159-can-the-nintendo-3ds-damage-your-eyes
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#14 Posted by ii20JcM05ii (394 posts) -

Like people said, I think that these eye warnings Nintendo put on the 3DS, I think it was just precautionary stuff. I think these warnings are on EVERY video game system somewhere in the manual. I think the misinterpretation just caught fire with the 3DS because 3D as a stigma attachted to it of people saying stuff about how it can ruin your eyes. I've tried it, and when you turn the 3D on full blast, look at it for a while, then look away, it might through you off balance for a second. It just takes getting used to. It's something new to your eyes.

As long as its clear, it's good for your eyes. I'll only say that the N64, PS1 era was "bad for your eyes". They were blurry as hell now when you look back at them. I don't think its an coincidence that I started to need glasses around then... lolol ;P

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#15 Posted by champofcube15 (1596 posts) -
Coming from someone who has amblyopia (lazy eye), stereoscopic images in fact do help the eyes (well, mine at least). When I was younger, My eye doctor used 3D images along with other eye exercises to strengthen my eye muscles. My doctor and I are actually discussing are we going to use the 3DS as part of my ongoing eye therapy. So I do not know about other people's eyes, but for people with lazy eye, it's a good thing.
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#17 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6054 posts) -
.... you are a total idiot dude.... lol exhampriory
Says the dude who posted in a topic that died a week before the 3ds even launched in the US. Haziq?
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#18 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -
The 3D effect is not either good or bad for your eyes, except for children under 7.