3D TV are the next big things in household entertainment but before you get too excited about it, there are some issues you might want to know first before jumping into it.
Samsung has issued a health warning for 3D TV watching, recommending that pregnant women, the elderly, sufferers of serious medical conditions and those who are sleep deprived or under the influence of alcohol should avoid watching 3D TV.
Some viewers may experience an epileptic seizure or stroke when exposed to certain flashing images or lights contained in certain television pictures or video games.
Viewing 3D television may also cause motion sickness, perceptual after effects, disorientation, eye strain and decreased postural stability.
If your eyes show signs of fatigue or dryness, immediately discontinue use of the 3D function.
If you sit too close to the screen for an extended period of time your eyesight may also become damaged.
The recommended viewing distance is three times the screen height or more.
Viewers should try to watch the screen as much as possible at eye’s level, not from above or from under.
If you wear 3D glasses for an extended period of time, you may experience fatigue or have a headache.
It is recommended that users take frequent breaks to lessen the potential of these effects.
If you experience any of these symptoms while watching 3D TV you should stop watching in 3D and consult a doctor.
1. Altered vision;
4. Involuntary movements such as eye or muscle twitching;
8. Cramps; and/ or
Children and teenagers may be more likely than adults to experience these symptoms.
Parents should monitor their children and find out how they feel.
If you suffer from, or have a family history of epilepsy or strokes, it is best to consult with a medical specialist before watching 3D TV.
But even those without a personal or family history of epilepsy or stroke may have an undiagnosed condition that can cause photosensitive epileptic seizures.
You can buy a 3D TV but you do not need to watch it in 3D mode continuously.
Just be aware that many people may be allergic to it.