Sony 3D T&C Recommend Children See Eye Doctor Before Playing

With the Sony PS3 3D update comes a few new paragraphs in the terms and conditions for using the games console. The new paragraphs recommend that users of 3D games be careful when viewing 3D imagery due to the strain it can put on eyes.

What Sony say is that some people experience discomfort as in eye strain, fatigue or nausea whilst watching 3D and if it effects you, you should stop playing and rest a while.

Recommendations also suggest that regular breaks are taken whilst watching 3D content. They also go on to say that children, specifically under six years old, should visit an eye doctor before playing 3D games due to the children’s eyes developing at that young age.

The text in the T&C is found here which when viewing the terms and conditions, you need to hit a checkbox to say you have read it…

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.

A full version of the T&C can be found here. Good luck reading them all!

Via: Gizmodo and VG247

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