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Got My Oculus Glasses!

cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
Just picked these up and they are perfect for using Rift.



The rimless frame and thin arms are great for fitting inside the headset. Very comfortable. And the lenses are nearly the same size as the Rift lenses, so I can get the full FOV while playing. 

The model number is "Airlock Wisdom 203" if anyone wants to get them.
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  • Blyss4226Blyss4226 Posts: 549
    Neo
    I'm still planning to go contacts, although I unfortunately had to push my appt back all the way til the 19th of May. In games like Technolust I can really tell my eyes are struggling and I have trouble reading things and resolving stuff in the distance and stuff like that AND I WANNA BE ABLE TO SEE.

    I've sort of "adapted" to those problems in real life, but because the Rift is limited in resolution(where the real world is sort of infinite resolution) those adaptations of detecting by shape, position, spacing, etc don't carry over. I need lenses to be able to see through my lenses!
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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    Yeah, glasses are a *huge* quality of life improvement (if you need them). I held out for a while and didn't get glasses until late into high school. It's so amazing to be able to see clearly, even though you can sort of get by in life somewhat with dodgy vision.

    I did contacts for a few years here and there. There are pros and cons. What is good is that you can see with the full FOV of human vision, and your view isn't blocked by the frames or the outside of the lenses. And you don't have to look like you wear glasses, which could be a bonus or not (I find people think glasses wearers are smarter). The cons are that the contacts can take several weeks (or even months) to get used to, and your eyes tend to dry out easily. 

    Personally, I prefer the ease and comfort of glasses, though YMMV.
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,237 Volunteer Moderator

    Oculus Ready spectacle endorsments sound like a option

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  • HanoverHanover Posts: 549
    Neo
    edited April 2016
    Kind of 'spensive (of course that sounds kind of silly considering how much money I've put into VR already.  :) ).  I have the Socrates from Eye Buy Direct and they work very well too.  I think thin/rimless frames and thin arms are key.
  • Or you can always invest in LASIK Eye Surgery
  • P.S. when I wore glasses, I loved Airlock frames.
  • zaphodBzaphodB Posts: 24
    Brain Burst
    Yeah, glasses are a *huge* quality of life improvement (if you need them). I

    Personally, I prefer the ease and comfort of glasses, though YMMV.
    Hi had laser vision surgery about 12 years ago and that is also a *huge* quality of life improvement if you can afford it and if you are a candidate.
  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,237 Volunteer Moderator
    edited April 2016

    I was seriously considering LASIK but the problem is that it doesn't stop your eye prescription changing over time.. I need a slightly different prescription every 4 years or so, so 4 years after LASIK, I'd need glasses again... or another LASIK treatment... and there's a limit to how many treatments you can have.. and each one has a risk of causing the same lens flare effect we see with CV1, well a small risk of a smaller degree of flare!

    I'm waiting for a non-destructive treatment to come along, apparantly it's in the works.

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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    I've looked at LASIK, and had it recommended by friends, but I'm just not comfortable with getting surgery on my eyes. They say the chance of serious complications is under 1 percent, but even a 1% chance of losing my vision is more risk than I'm willing to accept. Plus, the fact that your vision can still degrade and you end up with glasses anyway seems like a bust. I'm fine with using glasses for now.
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,608 Valuable Player
    I ditched my reading glasses in favor of Contact Lenses and couldn't be happier. If I were to get Oculus-fit style glasses I would probably go with prescription sport types, so that they hug my face. Either way, congrats on your purchase!
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  • weremanwereman Posts: 29
    Brain Burst
    Just bought a pair of rimless/large fov glasses today to use with my motorcycle. Glad to know they might work well in the Rift as well.
  • Blyss4226Blyss4226 Posts: 549
    Neo
    edited April 2016
    @cybereality - Yeah I've worn glasses before, I know the difference it makes. It's just that I keep breaking them and my insurance will only pay for an eye exam every 2 years. I mean I could buy more pairs, but I'd break those too. That's the other reason I wanna go with contacts. I do look good in glasses, but I'm just too clumsy lol.

    But yeah, the difference between my natural vision and corrected is like the difference between 480p and 4k. It's just insane how much difference there is. My left eye is 20/60 and my right is 20/140. I don't know what that is in the -/+ way but it means that my left eye can resolve at 20 feet what most people's eyes can resolve at 60 feet. So a sign that a person with normal vision can read 60 feet away, I have to be 20 feet or closer. With my right eye a sign that normal eyes could read at 140 feet, I'd have to be 20 feet or closer. It's pretty bad.
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  • AldhaAldha Posts: 27
    Brain Burst
    Or you can always invest in LASIK Eye Surgery
    I second that.
    Had my surgery last year, it took 20 minutes (10 minutes per eye, but technically it was more like, 9 minutes and a half of preparations, and 30 seconds of work,) got out sooner than I thought. Went home, slept for 10 hours, and woke up to see the world changed from 240p to 4k. :dizzy: 
  • TwoHedWlfTwoHedWlf Posts: 2,234 Valuable Player
    Plus, the fact that your vision can still degrade and you end up with glasses anyway seems like a bust. I'm fine with using glasses for now.
    That would suck, being in the same situation as a person with normal vision who is getting old.
  • kuraikamikuraikami Posts: 98
    Hiro Protagonist
    I am planning to get a laser surgery in the future.  It would cost nearly 900€ per eye. So I have to wait a bit and save some money. I use frameles glasses or contact lenses at the moment. But playing with glasses warps the image in a immersion breaking way. Still good enough. Playing with contacts is very straining for the eyes. They won't get enough fresh air and tend to dry out quickly. But the experience you can get with contacts is the best a person with bad eye sight can get. 
  • godwispergodwisper Posts: 203
    Nexus 6
    On my DK2 I never wore the glasses and could read perfectly ED for example. IRL I don`t see a heck if I don`t wear my glasses
  • bigmike20vtbigmike20vt Posts: 4,075 Valuable Player
    edited April 2016
    My eyesight deteriorated so badly in my teens and 20s. I almost failed my driving test after aceing the driving part because I could not read a numberplate on a car. The instructor passed me but told me to get eyetest. I did and the change was amazing. That was a -1.0 prescription. I am now up to -3.5/-3.75 :(

    I wear contacts in vr. There is no proof but I am convinced working on pc 100% of the time has made it worse. 

    My contacts are great. I can sleep in them for up to 30 days (tho actually I rest my eyes every week to 10 days for a night). My optician hates them however and said I should consider surgery instead but bugger that!. I am a wuss when it comes to my eyes
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  • husakmhusakm Posts: 54
    Hiro Protagonist
    The glasses on the image (without frames) are based on our optical specialist useless for Rift. This observation is based on using this sort of glasses with motorcycle helmets. The issues are mechanical - without the frame the strain in the glasses nose part is to big, especially  enhanced by contact with the HMD. As the result the durability of the glasses is close to zero. Correct solution will be only Rift build-in custom correction optic ...
  • StuAngelStuAngel Posts: 10
    NerveGear
    Doesnt the rift screens sit about as far from your eyes as glasses? write a shader to emulate your prescription, then you wont need your glasses
  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,237 Volunteer Moderator

    I'm inclined to take the advice of people who are actually using the glasses in the Rift but I can see that confort may be affected by the thickness and therefore the weight of the lens... I'm strongly myopic so my lenses are a fair bit thicker and heavier than those in the pic... even so the latest plastic lens glasses I bought seem feather-light.

    Don't forget a motorcycle helmet presses against the head in a large area, all over ther ears, temples cheaks.. in fact just about everywhere. The Rift only presses the face where the foam ring is, which is only 15mm wide, where the glasses arms pass over the temples so if the arm thickness and snugness against the temples is right, the Rift won't add to their pressure... well that's just my opinion.. I've worn my rimless glasses in the Rift but the arms are much thicker and stand off my temples so not good.

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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    The glasses are very comfortable, and do work fine in Rift. Though the headset is pressed on your face, the pressure is light, especially if you adjust the velcro straps all the way out. The only place where the headset touches the glasses is on the side arms (between your eye and your ear) but it's not very tight.

    I've worn the headset probably 100 times with my older rimless glasses, and never had an issue. I understand the glasses are not as strong as rimmed frames, and I have had these older glasses break on me once before (not related to VR). So I agree that they have a high chance of damage, but it's not as extreme as you may assume. A VR headset is not a motorcycle helmet.
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  • HeatherleeHeatherlee Posts: 69
    I've looked at LASIK, and had it recommended by friends, but I'm just not comfortable with getting surgery on my eyes. They say the chance of serious complications is under 1 percent, but even a 1% chance of losing my vision is more risk than I'm willing to accept. Plus, the fact that your vision can still degrade and you end up with glasses anyway seems like a bust. I'm fine with using glasses for now.

    That's kind of like saying "Hey I'll end up dying anyways...so why bother dieting or exercising? They're a bust" LASIK works. And if you go with a reputable company - they provide a lifetime warranty provided you stay up to date on your eye exams. I had LASIK done twice at my own discretion when my eye-sight slightly went down. Wasn't an issue at all. 1% risk is more than you're willing to accept?

    Don't step outside the house then :P. The chance of you dying is more than 1% too. But yet you still do that don't you? LOL.

    I will never understand people who say LASIK is too dangerous but then step outside and actually dare to cross signals.
  • TwoHedWlfTwoHedWlf Posts: 2,234 Valuable Player
     and I have had these older glasses break on me once before (not related to VR). So I agree that they have a high chance of damage, but it's not as extreme as you may assume. A
    Mine look similar, except with a thin rim around the lenses.  I don't think there's any risk of them breaking, they're made of nice springy titanium.

    I expect they'll work fine when my Rift shows up someday...


  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    edited May 2016
    Don't step outside the house then :P. The chance of you dying is more than 1% too. But yet you still do that don't you? LOL.
    I would probably rather not step outside if I didn't have to. I'd just live on the internet.
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  • HeatherleeHeatherlee Posts: 69
    Don't step outside the house then :P. The chance of you dying is more than 1% too. But yet you still do that don't you? LOL.
    I would probably rather not step outside if I didn't have to. I'd just live on the internet.

    Soon..Oculus World will be a reality :open_mouth: 
  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,237 Volunteer Moderator

    @Heatherlee, I think the only way to understand risk is to know the numbers.

    I've stepped outside my house approximately 20,000 times in my life (I keep count) and so far so good :) so let's say that's a 1 in 10,000 chance of an accident and I've just been lucky and well overdue (that's a 0.01% chance of an accident)

    LASIK is safe I agree, but the chances of halos or ghosting or starbursts was 45% in the FDA's studies (some of those symptoms may be very slight admittedly), dry eyes was 30% and 1% had problems doing tasks they would normally do because of poor vision.

    I'm sure LASIK offer a great lifetime guarantee but what exactly are they guaranteeing.... your money back if it goes wrong?

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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,237 Volunteer Moderator

    ....now that I'm overdue for an accident I'm staying inside too

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  • HanoverHanover Posts: 549
    Neo
    Don't step outside the house then :P. The chance of you dying is more than 1% too. But yet you still do that don't you? LOL.
    I would probably rather not step outside if I didn't have to. I'd just live on the internet.

    Soon..Oculus World will be a reality :open_mouth: 
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  • jademanjademan Posts: 268
    Nexus 6
    edited May 2016
    I did contacts for a few years here and there. There are pros and cons. What is good is that 
    But what if you got your hands on these contacts?  Could make recording VR gameplay easier? lol:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3567402/Sony-patent-application-reveals-new-contact-lenses-record-video-store-play-adjust-zoom-focus-aperture-automatically.html

    (video in article)

  • crim3crim3 Posts: 385
    Nexus 6
    edited May 2016
    The best of LASIK is that you get far better sight that than anyone with exceptional natural good sight. It's an artificial super-sight. The details you can resolve keeps you amazed for a good time after the surgery. I used to stare at trees or city buildings because anything with high detailed patterns (like leaves or windows in buildings) becomes a pleasure to look at.
    Disclaimer: I'm not responsible for anyone losing sight for LASIK his/her eyes after reading this.
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