The group sponsoring our Vive cover giveaway knows the importance of preserving your virtual reality investment and wants to provide an improved level of comfort to those who wear glasses when Viving. That’s why they’ve partnered with Gauss Eyewear to deliver an insert that will make the physical comfort of the HMD better for eyeglass wearers.
Put your glasses in your headset not on our face
These unified companies are operating under the name VR Lens Lab and have made a pair of inserts that snap on to the frame of your virtual HMD so you can take off your full scale set of glass before you dive into the Vive. What they are offering to do, is make some plastic molds that will hold prescription lenses and attach right next to the lenses mounted in your headset. These inserts will protect the user from bringing their own glasses into contact with the HMD lenses possibly causing damage and it will reduce the unavoidable discomfort of wearing frames underneath that which is confined by the headset.
VR Lens Lab makes inserts for more units than just the Vive. There will be models for the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, and they’ll most likely release a model for Sony Playstation VR when it becomes available later this year. Having said that, we will point out that the campaign we’re about to talk about only offers options for the Vive and Rift.
Already ongoing, there is a Kickstarter campaign for pledgers to back one or two pairs of the adapters along with a protective barrier, called plano lenses against dust and scratching. If you don’t wear glasses, but still want to fight to avoid scratching you can pledge for a pair of inserts with just the protective plano lenses. While the company is prepared to embed prescription lenses into these plastic inserts, Kickstarter regulations prevent them from including lenses in the campaign. After the campaign is over they’ll begin to take orders for lenses on their website; below is what they can produce:
We can provide any prescription from +6.00 dpt to -6.00 dpt, and correct for things like astigmatism to give you whatever you need. If you have higher prescriptions, get in touch ([email protected]) and we check what we can do for you.
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