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Light reflection/faded colour in center of vision

jmstoker95jmstoker95 Posts: 13
NerveGear
Up until a few days ago, my oculus quest was very clear. However, yesterday when in the lobby, i notice that the colour in the center of the vision is faded. I think it looks similar to god rays but always in the center of vision. It is worst in the lobby when looking at the buildings outside to the left. If i adjust the headset up or down the faded area moves up and down. This makes me think the problem is on the lense, but im not sure.

At first i thought it was a smudge, so i bought a micro fiber cloth but that didn't solve the problem. Ive tried adjusting the idp and adjusting the headset up and down and that doesnt solve the problem either. 

In games with lots of light it isnt that noticable. But im games like vader immortal where there is lots of dark areas its very noticible and ruins the experience quite a lot.

I have looked on the lenses and there do not appear to be any scratches. I have made sure that there is never any direct sunlight hitting the lenses.

This is my first vr headset so i am unsure what the problem is. If you could help me figure out what is wrong/broken, i can decide what to do next.

Answers

  • jmstoker95jmstoker95 Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    Maybe another way to describe the problem is that it seems like there is light reflecting back off the screen in the center
  • jmstoker95jmstoker95 Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    My friend checkes it out and would describe it as "glare in the center of the screen"
  • Nekto2Nekto2 Posts: 247
    Nexus 6
    Could it be direct electro light hitting the lens? They are not as powerful as sunlight. But they could make some harm on long exposure.
  • jmstoker95jmstoker95 Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    It could be. The lamp was on and it could have been that. The problem is i am not sure what sort of impact light damage would have when in the vr? I cant find many descriptions of this
  • darthmiikedarthmiike Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    edited July 5
    I have the same thing on my quest centre of the screen looks like light is being reflected from the screens back into the lens to create a lens flare like effect, I also noticed that the colour of the lens flare effect can change depending on what you are looking at in apex whilst looking at an orange light the light in the centre appeared orange but whilst in the home lobby menu it looks more white.

    really not sure if this is normal or a defect 
     
  • SpuzzumSpuzzum Posts: 310
    Trinity
    edited July 5
    When you used the microfiber cloth, did you check to see there wasn't a scuff mark? My Rift had that from trying to wear glasses...luckily it was still within Microsoft store's 30 day return policy, so I got a new one. But...I had to use a flashlight and a magnifying glass to actually see the scuff. Moving the headset around in your hands just makes the lenses reflect all over the place, and not so easy to see the scuffs. They were so damn tiny though, but in the perfect spot to mess everything up.

    Not saying that's what you're experiencing, but worth a closer look.
  • SerpulaSerpula Posts: 7
    NerveGear
    Have you or has someone else scratched the middle of the lens with glasses?
  • jmstoker95jmstoker95 Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    I have the same thing on my quest centre of the screen looks like light is being reflected from the screens back into the lens to create a lens flare like effect, I also noticed that the colour of the lens flare effect can change depending on what you are looking at in apex whilst looking at an orange light the light in the centre appeared orange but whilst in the home lobby menu it looks more white.

    really not sure if this is normal or a defect 
     
    This sounds exactly like my problem. My friend described it as "god rays that are always there in the center of the screen. At least ots difficult to see most of the time
  • jmstoker95jmstoker95 Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    Serpula said:
    Have you or has someone else scratched the middle of the lens with glasses?
    Hmm no one has tried it with glasses
  • jmstoker95jmstoker95 Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    Spuzzum said:
    When you used the microfiber cloth, did you check to see there wasn't a scuff mark? My Rift had that from trying to wear glasses...luckily it was still within Microsoft store's 30 day return policy, so I got a new one. But...I had to use a flashlight and a magnifying glass to actually see the scuff. Moving the headset around in your hands just makes the lenses reflect all over the place, and not so easy to see the scuffs. They were so damn tiny though, but in the perfect spot to mess everything up.

    Not saying that's what you're experiencing, but worth a closer look.
    Thanks i had a brief look and didnt see anything, but thats a good point i will look more closely later today
  • darthmiikedarthmiike Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    edited July 6
    I can't see it being a scratch or scuff as its in the exact same place on both eyes close one eye its on the the right eye close the other eye its on the left, from doing some research I currently assume its some sort of quirk with the design of Fresnel lens's bouncing the light around the lens and back into the centre of the lens , may even be a reflection from the human eye into the image.

    it really is barley noticeable but I am a bit ocd with image quality 

    I think it's always been there just didn't notice during the honeymoon period of owning it as I was too impressed with the tech to be hyper critical of the image but after a few weeks now I'm starting to notice things more 
  • jmstoker95jmstoker95 Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    I can't see it being a scratch or scuff as its in the exact same place on both eyes close one eye its on the the right eye close the other eye its on the left, from doing some research I currently assume its some sort of quirk with the design of Fresnel lens's bouncing the light around the lens and back into the centre of the lens , may even be a reflection from the human eye into the image.

    it really is barley noticeable but I am a bit ocd with image quality 

    I think it's always been there just didn't notice during the honeymoon period of owning it as I was too impressed with the tech to be hyper critical of the image but after a few weeks now I'm starting to notice things more 
    This sounds similar to what I am experiencing, although I think the reflection is from any white/light pixels near by. I have created a new post where I form my words a bit better and add some screen shots, feel free to check it out and make a comment! https://forums.oculusvr.com/community/discussion/78490/is-this-normal-glare/p1?new=1
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