First the answer… No!! Here is another sign of the times to cover ourselves in a litigenous society…
According to CNN:
Nintendo is warning young children against playing 3-D video games on its upcoming handheld gaming system, the Nintendo 3DS. Kids age 6 and younger who play the 3-D games may have the growth of their eyes stunted..
The warning notes that parents can turn off the 3-D functionality of the handheld 3DS. They can also set passwords that keep kids from using that feature.
The statement also asks everyone who plays the 3-D gaming system to take periodic breaks from the games as often as every hour or 30 minutes.
The warning follows many others on the potential health effects of three-dimensional entertainment. TV makers have issued warnings about young people, pregnant women and even drunk people viewing 3-D TV, noting that the medium may cause nausea, dizziness, and seizures.
I spoke today with OCLI pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr Lauren Rispoli, today about this. Dr. Rispoli said there is absolutely no scientific basis to make these claims, there is no way a 3-D device can stunt a child’s eyes!