It’s said that 3D movies will hurt children’s eyes, but now the movies with a little popularity and big production are all 3D ones. If you want to watch 2D movies, there are! Can children watch 3D movies? Is it suitable for children to watch 3D movies?

“Research vacuum”

At the beginning of 2010, “Avatar” became popular with 3D technology. This year, not only movies, but also TV and games are chasing 3D. There are more than ten Hollywood 3D films, including “auto Story 2”, “Smurfs”, “Harry Potter 7” (Part 2), etc.; TV manufacturers with head ache and market saturation regard 3D as lifeboats, pushing 3D TV sets to capture family guests one after another Nintendo recently released its first 3D handheld game device, the 3DS Some medical experts are worried about the proliferation of children’s access to 3D images.

What kind of long-term effects 3D images have on children’s and adults’ vision and even brain are still “research vacuum” at home and abroad. Although 3D technology has been available for many years, before last year, watching 3D movies was still a “very rare” entertainment. Only going to some amusement parks can give you a chance. Therefore, few people pay attention to the negative effects of 3D image on human body.

Now in the United States, many experts have begun preliminary research, but the conclusions fight with each other. About 25% of children will feel uncomfortable when they see 3D images, according to survey data released by a research institute in California. However, the American optometry Association claims that 3D not only has no effect on children’s vision, but also helps doctors find and diagnose early changes in children’s eyes.

Due responsibility

Although there is no final conclusion, some manufacturers are quick to respond – whether it’s for the sake of customers or to protect themselves from troubles, but they have taken action anyway. Toshiba warned in the manual of its 3D TV: “as 3D images may have adverse effects on children, it is recommended that children under 6 years old not use this product.” Samsung told users of its 3D TV: “when watching 3D video, the audience may have symptoms such as unconsciousness, nausea, muscle twitch and spasm.” In particular, children are more likely to have these symptoms than adults, so “young children should be accompanied by their parents when watching 3D TV.”

Shortly after the launch of the 3D game console, Nintendo released a statement on its official website asking children under six to “turn off 3D features” while playing the 3DS. “Young children’s eye muscles and visual system are developing, and regular 3D imaging may affect their normal development, so it is not recommended to let them have too much contact,” said an optical expert Nintendo has also added the “parent lock” function to the 3DS game console.

However, movie producers and cinemas, the most active promoters and beneficiaries of 3D technology to date, have ignored this. In order to bring people back to the cinema who are more and more fond of watching movies on TV and computer, producers are making 3D versions, and it seems that no cinema has ever informed the audience of the possible negative effects of 3D.

We are looking forward to medical experts working hard to come up with a clear conclusion as soon as possible, but before that, it is necessary to be cautious because children cannot afford to be injured. The manufacturer should take the responsibility.

Finally, we suggest that the age of watching movies or stereoscopic movies should be over 6 years old. But the premise is to pay attention to the routine examination of eyes at different ages. If there is obvious strabismus or ametropia, the development of stereopsis will be affected, which can not be generalized. If you have any questions about children’s home-based knowledge such as electric shock prevention, please continue to pay attention to Baibai safety net children’s electric shock prevention common sense column.