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Oculus mod faceplate glasses.

JayVaughnJayVaughn Posts: 35
Brain Burst
edited May 2016 in General
This is for anyone having problems using the Rift CV1 while wearing glasses.
Before trying this mod I could not put on the Rift while wearing my glasses. The foam would squeeze the sides of my glasses way to much. Even when I finally got it on after first inserting my glasses, I experienced what others have said, that the Rift would then put too much pressure around the nose.
Now I can slide the Rift on and off while wearing glasses! The pressure on my nose is gone. I also can see just as well as with my contacts in. I am really happy right now. It is actually comfortable. I didn't want to have to wear contacts every time. Felt weird doing this to such a new and expensive item but was worth it.
I originally saw this on a Reddit post.
https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/4jo8r3/oculus_rift_cv1_standard_faceplate_modified_for/



Comments

  • YoLolo69YoLolo69 Posts: 1,113
    Wintermute
    Just revived this post to thanks JayVaughn for what he found in reddit at it helped me a lot. As I didn't want to cut the inside part of the foam as it's irreversible I decided to use electric tape instead. I didn't want tape to stick on the foam itself so I doubled it with another peace of tape inside, but not all long. So I was able to strongly tighten the tape and stick it on the plastic side of the faceplate and not on the foam itself. That give the same result (slightly less thin as foam stay complete and due to the tape itself). The result is night and day as I can finally keep my usual glasses (without frame) instead of using an old pair of glasses. The headset don't push on my temples anymore, my nose is not squeezed anymore, and glasses fit perfectly in the headset. No light is coming from behind me so no problem at all. Perfect! I usually can't do more than 2 hours in VR and yesterday I was able to do 5 hours straight without any pain, forgetting I have glasses and headset on my head (in Obduction). I'm more than happy now :)

    “Dreams feel real while we are in them, it's only when we wake up that we realize something was strange.” - Dom Cobb

    "Be careful, if you are killed in real life you die in VR too." - TD_4242

    I7 3770K OC 4.6GHz, GTX1080 OC 10%, 16GB DDR3 2448  OC, Oculus Rift CV1

  • HoIIywoodHoIIywood Posts: 325
    Trinity
    Good thinking guys. Yo, I have a feeling though that someday if you ever take that off, it will more or less have caused an irreversible damage to the foam any ways :)

    Hopefully this is an alternative to those whom are not going for the glasses-less approach as I talk about here continuing from reddit
    https://forums.oculus.com/community/discussion/46402/making-custom-lens-adapters-with-3d-printer-attempting-to-arrange-3d-print-and-custom-lens-sources#latest

  • HornyyyHornHornyyyHorn Posts: 106
    Art3mis
    Go to VR cover/lens. You can get a faceplate for glasses and glasses for VR as well. I would recommend their stuff...
  • HoIIywoodHoIIywood Posts: 325
    Trinity
    Their 'stuff' is known to be low quality and not fit properly. Hence why we've had to come up with our own methods.
  • YoLolo69YoLolo69 Posts: 1,113
    Wintermute
    edited December 2016
    Yep, cost is a problem, and VR Cover & VR Lens seems not to be (currently) the best approach due to some feedbacks. I'll wait for more positive ones. Waiting this, the tape or cutting of foam as OP seems a good workaround for now, at least in my case that give me the extra millimeters (around 7mn) missing to feel fully comfortable with my usual glasses. So no reason for now to go another way, I'm more than  happy :)

    “Dreams feel real while we are in them, it's only when we wake up that we realize something was strange.” - Dom Cobb

    "Be careful, if you are killed in real life you die in VR too." - TD_4242

    I7 3770K OC 4.6GHz, GTX1080 OC 10%, 16GB DDR3 2448  OC, Oculus Rift CV1

  • HoIIywoodHoIIywood Posts: 325
    Trinity
    Ya, power to DIY it's yours, enjoy it.
  • HornyyyHornHornyyyHorn Posts: 106
    Art3mis
    edited December 2016
    They had problems in the beginning, yes. But now, there is no reason to say such things anymore. I recommend their stuff. Tested it by myself. And I'm not paid for.
  • HoIIywoodHoIIywood Posts: 325
    Trinity
    Is the material and pattern design of their standard cotton VR cover the same?
    Do you own the revised model with the straps?

    How about the lens adapters, you have the new versions as well?

    The only way you could make such a claim is if you owned all the Rift products before and after any updates they did. And if so, then please share your actual experiences.
  • YoLolo69YoLolo69 Posts: 1,113
    Wintermute
    edited December 2016
    Just checked VR Cover website and the only faceplate I found for glasses his longer than the original (so deeper), and deep is not a problem for my glasses, but have exact same width which mean branches of my glasses will not fit the way I did with my tape stuffs. The foam they propose don't seems to be enough thinker than original. Mmmmm not really convinced...

    Edit : and as my method solve the problem but are not really permanent (nor esthetic) I'll go for the one proposed by OP soon.

    “Dreams feel real while we are in them, it's only when we wake up that we realize something was strange.” - Dom Cobb

    "Be careful, if you are killed in real life you die in VR too." - TD_4242

    I7 3770K OC 4.6GHz, GTX1080 OC 10%, 16GB DDR3 2448  OC, Oculus Rift CV1

  • HornyyyHornHornyyyHorn Posts: 106
    Art3mis
    edited December 2016
    I've tested the thin adapter with thin foam replacement set (pu leather). Its working great with lens adapters (lens prescription). I use stretchable vr covers, too. The early lensadapters and covers neither fit well nore they are made of good quality. That's right. But this has changed. Today I ordered the oculus rift foam replacement velour. And I'm hoping for another improvement for my Rift: Rift become lighter and more pleasant now, because of oculus inears too I am using. But this is not a panacea: Its a gorgeous thing for spectacle wearers...

    HoIIywood:
    Is the material and pattern design of their standard cotton VR cover the same?  yes
    Do you own the revised model with the straps?  no, but stretchable. They are fine

    How about the lens adapters, you have the new versions as well?  yes, they are fine. There are obviously different build-types of rift. This can lead to problems...But the problems are solvable at home.
  • HornyyyHornHornyyyHorn Posts: 106
    Art3mis
    edited December 2016

    I use the Facial Interface (Regular) with PU leather foam replacement (Thin size) and prescripted lenses with the new adapter and I am very satisfied. Today I`ve ordered the Velour foam replacement (Thin size) and I hope for a further improvement. Together with the inears of oculus, this represents a really great thing for wearer of a glasses. 
    The first and older products of VR Lens/cover neither fit, nor were they of good quality. Thats right, but that has changed.

    @hollywood   
    Is the material and pattern design of their standard cotton VR cover the same? Yes

    Do you own the revised model with the straps? No, but stretchable ones, they are fine. Not to compare with the old laps.

    How about the lens adapters, you have the new versions as well? Yes, they are fine. And they send the new adapters to the coustomers for free. The problem was that there were obviously different build versions of the Rift or still exist.
  • Log_a_FrogLog_a_Frog Posts: 1,045
    Trinity
    edited December 2016
    Cool
  • HornyyyHornHornyyyHorn Posts: 106
    Art3mis
    edited December 2016
    Not VR cover, but VR-lens-lab , but they are working together. They are the same providers, but on different sites, I think.
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