Wearing Glasses Using Gear VR

    • Wearing Glasses Using Gear VR

      The new version of the Gear VR allows wearing glasses with the hardware a bit more comfortable, but it's still not perfect. It will take a bit more time to get everything working together, and your glasses still sometimes bump and scrape against the lenses of the VR headset itself.

      VR Cover, which makes and offer comfortable covers for VR headsets, recently, launched VR Lens Lab and a new Kick-starter campaign. Both commit to add prescription lenses to the Gear VR so that you can get rid of your glasses while using the device.

      The adapters can be placed on top of the current lenses and are made up of semi flexible rubber. Now you will not bump against them because head-mounted display developers leave space for regular glasses. Our adapters use this space more efficiently and just stand out by 3.5 mm...

      The feature to transform the lenses for each eye offers many advantages. One big advantage is if someone has for example a prescription of -1 on one eye and -3 on another eye, The Gear VR adjustment can't fix this but with their lens adapters and lenses they can account for that, of course.

      There are actually two products in action here, since prescription lenses are considered a medical device and thus can't be offered on Kick-starter.

      Go to the website to order your prescription lenses, but during the campaign you'll order the adapters that allow your lenses to be used directly in the headset through Kick-starter. Once you have both pieces you put everything together and add the lenses to your existing Gear VR, and you're rewarded with a much more comfortable experience.

      The price is also reasonable.

      By spending $52 total you can get prescription lenses with the Blue guard coating and the adapter that will completely eliminate the need to use your glasses inside the Gear VR. This is a no-brainer for people who use VR regularly, or for those who enjoy longer sessions.

      While glasses are usable in the retail Gear VR they're not ideal, and the ability to use the Gear VR without either switching to contacts or squishing your glasses in there is certainly appealing. The company also said that they'll be creating options for future VR headsets such as the retail Oculus Rift.

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