Sony's new PlayStation VR headset 'could lead to EYE DISEASE and VOMITING epidemic', doctor warns

The PlayStation VR is due to hit UK stores on October 13, with a headset costing just £350 and allowing gamers to immerse themselves in a stunning 3D world like never before.

With more than 40 million PS4s sold globally, many experts are tipping PSVR to finally make virtual reality truly mainstream.

Tech giant Sony is certainly adding to the buzz by touring the hardware across Britain throughout September and October.

But while video enthusiasts are clamouring to get their hands on the devices, experts have warned about the dangers when it comes to long-term eye damage. And they could also lead to copious amounts of puke.

Leading laser eye surgeon Dr David Allamby, clinical director of London’s Focus clinic, says VR could be setting up a generation of young adults for myopia and agonisingly-painful "dry eye".

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