3D TV Won't Hurt Eyes, Says Expert

According to a new study, watching 3D TV is no more damaging to eyes than viewing a normal television, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

According to research conducted by Professor Colin Clifford from the University of Sydney’s Vision Centre, 3D technology in televisions does not pose any more danger to eyes than traditional flat-screen TV sets.

“The concern about 3D TV originates with the development, a couple of years ago, of virtual reality goggles which have tiny screens right in front of both eyes which present a slightly different image to each eye,” said Clifford.

Clifford said that the study has disproved earlier claims made by some scientists and eye experts.

The study states that all kinds of television should be viewed from distance of two to three metres, and not for more than a couple of hours at a time.

It also advised that children should refrain from watching television excessively as it can permanently harm their still-developing sense of depth.