Experts are claiming that gadgets such as the Nintendo 3DS may actually be good for children as watching 3D films and playing 3D games could act as a way for doctors to be able to detect eye problems in children who had previously been too young to test.
Children under the gae of six who have difficulties in being able to see the 3D images could well be suffering from condition such as a â€œlazy eyeâ€ while other, mor dificult to diagnose problems could be highlighted when viewing in 3D.
It is claimed that optometrists have decaled the increased popularity fo 3D games consoles and films as being a great opportunity to be able ot detect ye problems earlier than ever before, however such claims have been greeted with suspicion from parent who have said they have seen another side to 3D with children experiencing sickness and headaches after the experience.
Experts are suggesting tat any child that experiences a feeling of nausia should be checked by a doctor to see if there are any other underlying problems along with the children who have difficulties in seeing in 3D fully.
Eye probles are, according to doctors, easier to rectify if they are addressed before th age of six but are often difficult to spot normally.
It is hoped that by having more children exposed to 3D more will come forward for treatments that may oterwise have gone on without detection.