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VR Prescription Lenses - Any Recommendations

SimonSays28SimonSays28 Posts: 578
Neo
edited February 2018 in Off-Topic
I am looking for some insight into the VR prescription lenses that I have seen available around the net. Has anyone tried them? Anyone in Canada - is there a local option for this?

My currently glasses fit the rift - but I find them slightly distracting due to the shape (they are rectangle and so they are noticeable in the headset).

I am unsure my prescription as it has been so long since I bought glasses last and gotten my eyes check  - I am terribly short sighted, and cannot see in real life or the rift without them. I am thinking about making them the first accessory purchase for my rift (even over a 3rd sensor).
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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,297 Valuable Player
    The WidmoVR ones are the best so far. You should really get your eyes checked once per year tbh. Get them checked so that you know your current prescription and get the WidmoVR ones.
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  • john.zigmontjohn.zigmont Posts: 116
    Art3mis
    +1 WidmoVR great service and as the other posted said you should get your eye checked once a year and also them to check your pupil distance.
  • FastForward352FastForward352 Posts: 176
    Art3mis
    I have the WidmoVr ones too and they're really great ! I also wear sometimes contact lenses and I have a second facial interface without prescription lenses for when I have my contact lenses on, and it's incredible but I prefer the facial thing with the WidmoVR lenses, much more comfortable and everything is much clearer, though my contacts are up-to-date.
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  • SimonSays28SimonSays28 Posts: 578
    Neo
    Thanks for the recommendations - I usually go every couple of years, but it sometimes gets away from me. I can't stand contacts, lol - definitely going to get them checked so I have a new prescription when I take the plunge and get these. Will also ask for my pupil distance. Thanks guys!!! :)
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  • Karl01Karl01 Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    I use the lens inserts from vroptician.com, it is a german manufactur and its the most recommended adapter on reddit. Its known as vr lens eu i think. I am so happy!
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,774 Volunteer Moderator
    edited June 2018
    Thanks for the recommendations - I usually go every couple of years, but it sometimes gets away from me. I can't stand contacts, lol - definitely going to get them checked so I have a new prescription when I take the plunge and get these. Will also ask for my pupil distance. Thanks guys!!! :)

     Hey, I was a big contacts no-no guy, until I tried the Accuvue Moist Dailies with Lacreon, Got them 4 weeks ago, took me about a week to figure out how to put them on properly.

    Those lenses are so soft that you cant tell you are wearing them after about 60 seconds after you put them on, and I have the most sensitive eyes in the world...

    I often forget I am wearing them now, and they're not too expensive, 3 months supply of 5 days a week is £80

    I used to use the rift with widmo vr lenses and adapter, but for me, they added a bit of extra chromatic aberration, the contacts have no distortion.
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  • SimonSays28SimonSays28 Posts: 578
    Neo
    That's awesome - but I still can't stand the thought of contacts (I have trouble with eye drops, lol).

    How bad was the chromatic aberration on the lenses - I sometimes get it through my regular glasses if the Rift isn't sat exactly right on my head. But it isn't really a detriment - I just found out my IPD, but they gave it to me in two numbers

    Left Eye - 29.5
    Right Eye - 30

    I see on Widmo that I can enter two separate distances - but I am not sure what to set my Rift to now, I had it set at 63 before and it seemed fine but I just don't really get how it relates and I haven't been able to find much on the net about it.
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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,297 Valuable Player
    To measure your IPD get yourself in front of a mirror with a ruler. Close your right eye and put the ruler so that it's at the center of your pupil. Then close your left eye and take note of the measurement at the center of your other pupil. That's your IPD. :)
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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,774 Volunteer Moderator
    That's awesome - but I still can't stand the thought of contacts (I have trouble with eye drops, lol).

    How bad was the chromatic aberration on the lenses - I sometimes get it through my regular glasses if the Rift isn't sat exactly right on my head. But it isn't really a detriment - I just found out my IPD, but they gave it to me in two numbers

    Left Eye - 29.5
    Right Eye - 30

    I see on Widmo that I can enter two separate distances - but I am not sure what to set my Rift to now, I had it set at 63 before and it seemed fine but I just don't really get how it relates and I haven't been able to find much on the net about it.
    Yeah, I can hardly manage eye drops too, but I thought what the hell might as well give it a go. If you go to boots they will give you a weeks supply for free as a trial and walk you through on how to put them on, the first few tries were a disaster, then I got used to them.

    The extra distortion on widmo is not so bad, I have the high index lenses, they're great. But for me with the contacts, the image looks EVEN better now.
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  • SimonSays28SimonSays28 Posts: 578
    Neo
    That's cool - you never know, I may try them in the future. But at the moment - I can't see it, lol - good to know about the widmo, I am going with the high index as well due to my prescription but I won't be buying them for a few months yet. Just got new real life glasses. lol

    Thanks for letting me know Snowdog - I will give that shot in the next little while.
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  • holyraine1holyraine1 Posts: 9
    NerveGear
    does WidmoVR lenses distort the image in any way? i tried ordering a pair fron vr-lens-lab but they gave a barrel distortion effect and absolutley ruined the immersion for me, which was a complete dealbreaker so i dont want to blow a bunch of money on another pair of vr lenses unless if theyre worth it
  • MPiresMPires Posts: 143
    Art3mis
    I use widmovr lens and I'm very pleased.
  • ComplexTurkeyComplexTurkey Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    edited January 27
    does WidmoVR lenses distort the image in any way? i tried ordering a pair fron vr-lens-lab but they gave a barrel distortion effect and absolutley ruined the immersion for me, which was a complete dealbreaker so i dont want to blow a bunch of money on another pair of vr lenses unless if theyre worth it
    I was a big contacts no-no guy, until I tried the Accuvue Moist Dailies with Lacreon, Got them 4 weeks ago, took me about a week to figure out how to put them on properly.

    Those lenses are so soft that you cant tell you are wearing them after about 60 seconds after you put them on, and I have the most sensitive eyes in the world...

    I often forget I am wearing them now, and they're not too expensive, 3 months supply of 5 days a week is £80

    I used to use the rift with widmo vr lenses and adapter, but for me, they added a bit of extra chromatic aberration, the contacts have no distortion.
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