Many parents may believe they are helping their children"s eyesight by not letting them play computer games, but according to US specialists, one new console can actually improve eyesight.
Nintendo had been warning that children under the age of six should stay away from its 3DS console, as the glasses-free images may harm their developing eyes.
But specialist optometrists in America are now suggesting that the console could in fact help detect certain eye defects in young children, the Associated Press reported.
Dr. Michael Duenas, associate director for health sciences and policy for the American Optometric Association, told the news provider: "The 3DS could be a godsend for identifying kids under six who need vision therapy."
He added that if children cannot see the images in 3D it suggests, they might have a vision disorder and should visit an optician.
by Martin Burns