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Contact lenses

RorschachPhoenixRorschachPhoenix Posts: 1,594 Valuable Player
First: I am sorry! I did not have found a clear answer on that. So I am asking now.

My girlfriend wears contact lenses. I want to show her the Rift today. Is there anything I have to adjust or to be aware of?
Excuse my bad english. I speak to you through the google translator. :P

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  • RiftsRifts Posts: 154
    Art3mis
    edited August 2016
    I agree with the post above me, haven't experienced any problems. When I'm tired and stay in VR for too long they will dry out, but that happens without wearing a HMD too. Although I guess it could happen a little faster since you're actually staring into displays.
  • GenetixStudioGenetixStudio Posts: 770
    3Jane
    I wear contacts everyday, and use them with the Rift everyday, no problems yet. I even asked my eye doctor a few questions recently... Overall he didn't give me to bad of feeling about it, just stating to take breaks often and not spend to much time in it in a day (I usually play about 3 hours at a time.)
  • vlodatovlodato Posts: 132
    Art3mis
    I have contacts and use my rift daily. i try to use saline drops before i use the headset as my eyes can get dry fast. Most of the time my eyes get tired after about 3 hours but i think thats probably normal for any rifter with or without contacts.
  • RorschachPhoenixRorschachPhoenix Posts: 1,594 Valuable Player
    Hey guys, thank you for your answers! :)
    Excuse my bad english. I speak to you through the google translator. :P
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,705 Volunteer Moderator
    I wish I could wear contacts ... Have to use my HMD Glasses free which is not that much of an issue but it does strain my eyes over a longer period. Still waiting for my VR Lens kit

    Whenever I tried contact lenses I turned into this:



    My eye balls are so sensitive. Anyways ... maybe I'm just being a scaredy cat, any tips for overcoming the sensitive eye issues?
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  • RiftsRifts Posts: 154
    Art3mis
    @LZoltowski I cried like a baby the first times I used mine, and it took more than 30 minutes just to put them in. In the end you just got to get used to it. I had to literally force my eyelids open before putting them in, until a few months later I had lost the reflex to shut my eyes and I could poke the eyeballs without a twitch B). Now it takes less than 10 seconds.
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,705 Volunteer Moderator
    @Rifts  .. yeah I thought so ... Im just a big cry baby ... Ill speak to my optician next week ... and maybe give them another go.
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  • anankenananken Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Dont do it.  Do to the wavelength emitted by the Rift's headset,  permanent damage can occur.  Do to the blue light wavelengths,  approx 130n/s.  Ask your Optometrist.  Just go without them or purchase lenses specifically for the Oculus and your prescription.  Glasses can be worn with comfort when buying the optional headset pads for eyeglasses,  sold by another company.
  • hoochyukhoochyuk Posts: 330 Poster of the Week
    Make sure you remember to blink regular,you may also find she doesn't need her lenses in vr,I wear contacts all the time but my vision is 20/20 on my rift without them
  • JaimieVandenberghJaimieVandenbergh Posts: 207
    Nexus 6
    ananken said:
    Dont do it.  Do to the wavelength emitted by the Rift's headset,  permanent damage can occur.  Do to the blue light wavelengths,  approx 130n/s.  Ask your Optometrist.  Just go without them or purchase lenses specifically for the Oculus and your prescription. 
    TL;DR: That's wrong.

    Daylight is far more energetic and has wider ranging light frequencies than anything the Rift can generate, and still not dangerous at all to your contacts.

    "130n/s" - what do you mean by this? That's bad units and not a thing. I reckon you're being misled by some antiscience information source.

    Blue light is around 460-550nm wavelength. Higher frequency UV light (400-100nm) doesn't hurt contacts either, you can even get UV blocking contacts that stop it entering your pupil. And UV isn't generated by the Rift.

    IR light is (also known as "heat", apologies for using a technical term), and this will potentially dry out your contacts and make them uncomfortable. Generally I find that the Rift headset keeps the atmosphere inside pretty humid though, so in practice this isn't a problem for me.


  • WarblokeWarbloke Posts: 931 Poster of the Week

    And UV isn't generated by the Rift.


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