3D is not for kids, warns Sony

3D gaming can cause eye-strain and nausea and children under-6 should seek advice before playing.

That’s the warning from Sony Computer Entertainment in their latest terms and conditions, as spotted by kokugamer.

The news follows MCV’s report that over six million people in the UK can’t see 3D at all because of poor binocular vision.t

Nintendo made similar warnings about young children playing 3D because their eyes haven’t fully developed. Although the chairman of The Eyecare Trust told MCV that there shouldn’t be anything to worry about. Sony recommends visiting a doctor before allowing children to play anything in 3D.

SCEA’s updated terms and conditions reads:

Some people may experience discomfort (such as eye strain, eye fatigue or nausea) while watching 3D video images or playing stereoscopic 3D games on 3D televisions. If you experience such discomfort, you should immediately discontinue use of your television until the discomfort subsides.

SCEA recommends that all viewers take regular breaks while watching 3D video or playing stereoscopic 3D games. The length and frequency of necessary breaks may vary from person to person. Please take breaks that are long enough to allow any feelings of discomfort to subside. If symptoms persist, consult a doctor.

The vision of young children (especially those under six years old) is still under development. SCEA recommends that you consult your doctor (such as a pediatrician or eye doctor) before allowing young children to watch 3D video images or play stereoscopic 3D games. Adults should supervise young children to ensure they follow the recommendations listed above.

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