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User Info: Solid Sonic

Solid Sonic
1 month ago#1
Whenever I try it just doesn't work. But I don't like wearing my glasses either because they get stuck inside the headset and double the sweaty fogging.
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User Info: -5xad0w-

-5xad0w-
1 month ago#2
If your vision is as bad as mine, no.

I have a slimmer pair of glasses I use for VR.

The only real way to stop the double fogging effect though is to have good climate control in the room you are playing in. (i've not tried anti-fogging liquids but those never really worked for me in paintball)
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User Info: arleas

arleas
1 month ago#3
If you can't wear contacts, then really you gotta get some kind of prescription inserts but they aren't cheap... it would cost you less to pay for the exam to get contacts probably.
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User Info: shmirlywhirl

shmirlywhirl
1 month ago#4
arleas posted...
If you can't wear contacts, then really you gotta get some kind of prescription inserts but they aren't cheap... it would cost you less to pay for the exam to get contacts probably.


TBH VR was one of the motivating factors for me to switch from glasses to contacts.
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User Info: SilentCaay

SilentCaay
1 month ago#5
It depends on why you need glasses. If you can see clearly at the focal distance of the headset (typically around 6-7ft but it varies) then you likely don't need to wear glasses in VR since everything in VR will be focused on at that distance, even objects that are virtually closer or further away.

Personally, I'm nearsighted but it's not too bad. I can see decently at 6ft so I don't wear glasses while using VR and I can see everything clearly. It's great.
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User Info: PhilOnDez

PhilOnDez
1 month ago#6
My eyesight was drastically improved relative to real life in VR but things were still fairly blurry. If you have mild to moderate nearsightedness I can imagine you being alright but that doesn't sound like the case for you (I have 20/345 in my good eye)

If you know/can get your prescription go to the Tested channel on YouTube, they checked out a 3D printed solution that was pretty cheap. Basically you order a specific pair of glasses off of a website ($15 for the frame and lenses) and then clip them into a 3D printed frame that then clips into the VR headset, I think they were using the Vive. If you can get 3D printing done locally then you can get everything you need for under $30
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User Info: arleas

arleas
1 month ago#7
I'm nearsighted to the point that I need glasses, but I can sorta survive in VR without glasses/contacts. I normally wear contacts though. I can't imagine trying to do VR in glasses, even for the Vive which gives you the option to dial back the screen/lenses so you can fit your glasses in there.

If you ever think of doing the pimax with glasses, I can tell you now.. やめとけ。 The lenses don't move back like the vive, and they're big and likely to get scratched. They're working on lens inserts for the pimax but you'll still have to get your own lenses.

https://vr-lens-lab.com/product/vr-frames-virtual-reality-glasses/
That's one online shop that makes frames and lenses for VR but I don't know if they ship to the US.
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User Info: wizardmon

wizardmon
1 month ago#8
My eyes are sensitive so I can't wear contacts, even walking outside causes me to tear up from the mild wind and sunlight. When I got my prescription the eye doctor even mentioned that he's not had a patient who flinched like I did with the shot of air at the eye like me before.

My wide Nike sports glasses fit inside of the vive okay, and fit even better into the dell WMR headset which is seemingly made for glasses users. Never had an issue with fogging, maybe my lenses have a coating, but the steamtable at work still gets me.
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User Info: arleas

arleas
1 month ago#9
I think the fogging thing really only happens to people who sweat a lot around the eyes. I've never had it happen but I'm rarely in there when it's really hot and humid anyway.

wizardmon posted...
My wide Nike sports glasses fit inside of the vive okay, and fit even better into the dell WMR headset

The vive being able to retract the headset lenses means that it's easy to get most glasses to fit in there... and WMR headsets don't seem to be pushed as snugly over your face as other headsets so that gives glasses users a bit of breathing room (though I prefer the headset be snug so that no light can leak in). The Lenovo explorer can flip up so you can easily adjust how close it is to the face (and give yourself more room for glasses).

The one thing to consider though is that the farther your eyes are from the headset lenses, the lower the FOV you're getting. In the vive with my eyeballs almost jammed up directly on the vive lenses, I still only got 90º Horizontal FOV. I think the Lenovo Explorer maybe managed 95º Horizontal, but it's very minimal and again, you need to be jammed up so close that blinking makes your eyelids bump the headset lenses.

I can tell you now that low FOV = more likely to get sick from motion sickness... I've only had my pimax for about a month now but even games that previously made me somewhat queasy on the Vive are much much better on the pimax (only really good example I can give is Omega Agent).

Being able to turn your eyes to see instead of having to constantly turn your head makes a lot of difference.
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User Info: Sf1nx

Sf1nx
1 month ago#10
I bought a pair of prescription lenses for my vive from vr lens lab. They work perfectly and are easy to install and remove for cleaning or when someone else wants to play. I don't remember exactly what I paid I think it was around $100 USD. Worth every penny.
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