3D Movies: Are They Bad for Kids' Vision?

Call me a paranoid new mom. I’m all for cutting-edge special effects for grown-ups, but I’m a little worried that 3D is suddenly the norm for kids’ movies. Due out this year: How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After and Toy Story 3 (there are more, too!)—all with pop-from-the-screen three-dimensional frills. (Not to mention the 3D TVs that are being released and the 3D gaming unit Nintendo is developing.)

I know that 3D movies have been around for a while (at least since the late 80s, which is when I saw a Michael Jackson flick while wearing those blue and red specs at Disney World), but the experts say the technology’s long term effects still aren’t fully known. (And if you’ve seen Avatar, you know the technology has advanced a whole lot since the '80s.)


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