MyGaming recently reported on the news that the PlayStation VR and other VR headsets would only be making their way to South Africa some time in 2017.
While it sucks that we won’t be able to check out arguably the biggest gaming release of 2016 for ourselves – that may actually be for the better.
It turns out the headsets may not actually be very good for your eyes.
Laser eye surgeon Dr. David Allamby of London’s Focus Clinic is extremely apprehensive about what VR could stir up with eye problems, reports PlayStation Lifestyle.
“With virtual reality headsets about to experience a real boom, we are setting up the next generation of gamers for some potentially serious eye problems,” said Allamby.
“Parents and younger people need to know the risks. With VR, we’re going to potentially see more and more people suffering from a lack of exposure to daylight – something which affects the way our eyes naturally grow and which can lead to short-sightedness, or myopia.”
“And because VR prevents our eyes from naturally focusing at a far distance, this too can speed-up the progression of myopia.”
On the bright side, these issues could be found and addressed before the headsets reach South African shores.
If that’s not the case, at the very least we will know what we’re getting ourselves into later next year.