Can 3D movies harm children's eyesight?

Call for kids under six to be banned from watching 3D films

The UK’s reports that French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety – says children under the age of six should be banned from watching 3D films and children under 13 should only watch them occasionally.

Children’s favourites such as Maleficent, The LEGO Movie and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs all gave kids the option to watch in 3D, otherwise known as stereoscopic.

ANSES published a research paper claiming that a ban should be considered because of ‘the possible [negative] effect of 3D viewing on the developing visual system’.

However, one vision expert claims there is little evidence to back up a ban, as only short-term discomfort has been recorded in children and adults watching 3D films.


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