av news
This Month's Featured Equipment Reviews
Eastern Electric Mini Max Supreme DAC Review
DH Labs Mirage USB Cable Review
SOtM sHP-100 Headphone Amplifier & DSD DAC Review
Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier & CD5005 CD Player Review
Musical Fidelity M6si Integrated Amplifier Review
Latest AV News
 
3D Movies Won't Damage Your Eyes – Might Harm Babies  Print E-mail
Home Theater News What Is On In HD News
Written by Dick Ward   
Friday, 13 August 2010

If this 3D thing is going to stick around, then we're bound to get bombarded with concerns about safety.  Plenty of companies have warning labels on their 3D gear, but it's more of a "just in case" than an actual warning.

Let's get it out of the way right now.  According to Dr. Mark Borchert, an L.A. based ophthalmologist that was named as one of the best doctor's in Southern California in 2009, there's no evidence to indicate that watching 3D movies will harm you in any way.  "It's not likely to cause any permanent harm to vision," he says.

The only unknown here is children under the age of four.  Binocular vision, as well as stereoscopic vision, is still being worked out at that point.  It's hard to say what the effects of 3D might be on still developing eyes.  On the other hand, without fully developed vision, young kids won't see the 3D effect in the first place.

The good doctor explains that there aren't enough studies on the effect to tell if it could harm children under three or not.  Everyone else though, is fine.  "I can't imagine how this is going to cause any kind of permanent harm to someone who is over four years of age."







Like this article? Bookmark and share with any of the sites below.
Digg!Reddit!Del.icio.us!Google!StumbleUpon!Yahoo!Free social bookmarking plugins and extensions for Joomla! websites!
 

  home theater news  |  equipment reviews 
  blu-ray reviews  |  dvd  |  theatrical reviews  
  music download reviews  |  music disc reviews
  contact  |  about-us  |  careers   |  brands 
  Subscribe to Us   |   RSS   |  AVRev Forums
  front page  |  virtual tours  |  dealer locator
  how to features  |   lifestyle & design articles
  Want Your Home Theater Featured on MHT?
   CE Partners: HDD  |  HDF  |  VGT  |  SD  |  DVD
   
  Advertise with Us | Specs | Disclaimer
  Sponsors | privacy policy | terms of use
  909 N. Sepulveda Blvd. El Segundo, CA 90245
  Ads: 310.280.4476 | Contact Us
  Content: 310.280.4575 | Mike Flacy