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Oculus CV1 + Glasses. Anybody there?

KevinGrace82KevinGrace82 Posts: 8
NerveGear
Hey guys,
1 week ago I bought the Oculus CV1 with the summer sale. Since the Customer version has been released I was wondering about glasses + rift and found very few informationm, I don't have very bad eyes but I have to use glasses when I'm watching something too close or too far away. I tried immediately to jump inside the vr without and the result was pretty bad. The image is blurry and after 20 min max I have to remove it cause my eyes get very tired and dry.
I was pretty scared of using glasses and scratch the lenses so I told to myself, let's check on internet first. After one week my investigation was pretty much useless cause I can find literally nothing more recent than summer 2016. 90% of the results are pre CV1 release and are of course not reliable. The only information that I managed to gather is that no screen protectors can be used due to the lenses curvature.
I strongly hope there is somebody out there that had the same doubts as me and managed to find some answers, so I will leave  my doubts here and cross fingers : 

- Is there really no way to protect the lenses from scratches (like the screen protectors used for phones)? I know that they could be used on dk1 and dk2... are we going backward instead of improving the quality of the product?
- Are the lenses easy to scratch while using glasses? (I already have a very small scratch that is not visible when using the googles and I was using no glasses, being super careful and using only the cloath included in the original box)
- Is there anything, apart from using contact lenses, that can be done to have a comfortable and safe experience?
- I've been able to find only this alternate solution so far https://vr-lens.eu/ but I can find no reviews, just a bunch of people saying that it might work. Do you know if they work well?

Thanks a lot for the help!

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  • lensmandavelensmandave Posts: 140
    Art3mis
    https://vr-lens.eu/ work really well for me. Easy to fit and remove and of course they protect the RIFT lenses.
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  • YoLolo69YoLolo69 Posts: 1,106
    Wintermute
    I went the DIY way and now I'm fine with my glasses. Interesting as now Oculus have spare faceplate in the shop just in case : https://forums.oculus.com/community/discussion/36984/oculus-mod-faceplate-glasses

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  • KevinGrace82KevinGrace82 Posts: 8
    NerveGear
    Tnx for the reply guys. I'll see for the vr-lens then, DIY after spending so much on the rift itself makes my blood boil. Specially after knowing that glasses are "supported"...
    So you all confirm that there is no standard protector for the cv1 lenses and that (like the phone stickers) and that using glasses while definetely scratch badly my lenses?
  • lensmandavelensmandave Posts: 140
    Art3mis
    Well, glasses won't definitely scratch the lenses, but it's a possiblity. If you have something like glasses not fixed firmly in place then there could be contact with the lenses. I like the vr eu lenses because they clip securely in place over the RIFT lens barrels and stay put.
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  • smilertoosmilertoo Posts: 268
    Hiro Protagonist
    edited July 2017
    so far im not aware of my glasses touching the lenses.
  • KevinGrace82KevinGrace82 Posts: 8
    NerveGear
    Where did you buy it, here : http://vr-lens-lab.com
    or here : https://vr-lens.eu/ ?
  • HiThere_HiThere_ Posts: 1,272
    3Jane
    edited July 2017
    - Are the lenses easy to scratch while using glasses? (I already have a very small scratch that is not visible when using the googles and I was using no glasses, being super careful and using only the cloath included in the original box)
    It's easy for the CV1 faceplate to pull off your glasses and bang them right into the fragile CV1 lenses when you take it off.

    Even if you are aware of that problem (if only after banging them the first time), it's easy for someone else you show your CV1 to do it again for you : That's how my CV1 lenses got a big permanent scratch, despite how aware and careful I tried to be myself :(

    And even if you buy VR-lenses (or a small ugly pair of ordinary glasses for VR), you've only solved the problem for one user.

    Now that I've purchased my first VR headset I know what will come on the top of my list when it comes to choosing my second one : Glass user support (the CV1 doesn't have any, and doesn't even have a wide enough faceplate to make up for not having any).
  • lensmandavelensmandave Posts: 140
    Art3mis
    Where did you buy it, here : http://vr-lens-lab.com
    or here : https://vr-lens.eu/ ?
    I got mine from https://vr-lens.eu/ . They are a completely different design from the lens-lab ones.
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  • leo1954auleo1954au Posts: 370
    Nexus 6
    Where did you buy it, here : http://vr-lens-lab.com
    or here : https://vr-lens.eu/ ?
    I got mine from https://vr-lens.eu/ . They are a completely different design from the lens-lab ones.
    I like the design of the eu version BUT it says We ship to all EU countries (except Luxembourg), USA, Canada, Australia, Japan and Russia
  • Devlin-DarksideDevlin-Darkside Posts: 125
    Art3mis
    I need quite strong reading glasses for every day life. I was very pleased when I discovered my glasses have zero effect in my rift.
  • lensmandavelensmandave Posts: 140
    Art3mis
    leo1954au said:
    Where did you buy it, here : http://vr-lens-lab.com
    or here : https://vr-lens.eu/ ?
    I got mine from https://vr-lens.eu/ . They are a completely different design from the lens-lab ones.
    I like the design of the eu version BUT it says We ship to all EU countries (except Luxembourg), USA, Canada, Australia, Japan and Russia
    I think that means they ship to just about everywhere apart from Luxembourg. Just drop them an email to confirm.
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  • lensmandavelensmandave Posts: 140
    Art3mis
    I need quite strong reading glasses for every day life. I was very pleased when I discovered my glasses have zero effect in my rift.
    yep, you only need lenses for the RIFT if you are short sighted.
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  • ChazmeisterChazmeister Posts: 534
    Neo
    https://vr-lens.eu/ work really well for me. Easy to fit and remove and of course they protect the RIFT lenses.
    I have been thinking about getting some of these rather than the Lens Lab ones, as I have not been too impressed with the general fit and quality of the Lens Lab stuff so far. Is there any barrelling, distortion or any extra god ray effect? Also are they easy enough to fit and remove if needs be, incase friends or relatives want a go?

    At the moment I wear contacts to use the Rift, but I get dry eye and sometimes the contacts can get a bit uncomfortable as they dry out even quicker when using the Rift. It would be nice just to be able to take my glasses off and just put the Rift on without spending 10 minutes putting a pair of contacts in, which of course also cost me about £1.50 a pair on average. So it's a bit like spending a £1.50 every time I want to use my Rift.
  • lensmandavelensmandave Posts: 140
    Art3mis
    https://vr-lens.eu/ work really well for me. Easy to fit and remove and of course they protect the RIFT lenses.
    I have been thinking about getting some of these rather than the Lens Lab ones, as I have not been too impressed with the general fit and quality of the Lens Lab stuff so far. Is there any barrelling, distortion or any extra god ray effect? Also are they easy enough to fit and remove if needs be, incase friends or relatives want a go?

    At the moment I wear contacts to use the Rift, but I get dry eye and sometimes the contacts can get a bit uncomfortable as they dry out even quicker when using the Rift. It would be nice just to be able to take my glasses off and just put the Rift on without spending 10 minutes putting a pair of contacts in, which of course also cost me about £1.50 a pair on average. So it's a bit like spending a £1.50 every time I want to use my Rift.
    I used my RIFT wearing my glasses for a few weeks before I got the vr-lens-eu . The freedom of just putting on the Rift without them is wonderful. I have no distortion at all, haven't noticed any difference to the god rays either.
    They are simple to fit and remove once you get the 'knack' . 

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  • ChazmeisterChazmeister Posts: 534
    Neo
    Thanks for the info, I shall have a think about investing a set. Should make it a bit more accessible for me than wearing contacts.
  • haneybd87haneybd87 Posts: 58
    Brain Burst
    It's all going to depend on the shape of your face, size of your head and the size of your glasses. When I was showing my Mom the headset it fit fine with her glasses on. I, however, have such a freakishly large head that, even when I'm wearing an older pair of glasses that just barely fit into the headset, the strap doesn't extend far enough to even give clearance to the glasses when putting them on.

    TL;DR you'll just have to give it a try to see if it works. If you feel your glasses touch the lens carefully remove the headset without grinding the lenses against each other. 
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  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 985
    3Jane
    There's also the long faceplate from VRcover that gives you some extra room for glasses.

    You gotta choose long/eyewear. 
     https://vrcover.com/product/oculus-rift-facial-interface-foam-replacement-basic-set/
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