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Oculus CV1 + Glasses. Anybody there?

KevinGrace82
Level 2
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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lensmandave
Level 9
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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YoLolo69
Level 10
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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KevinGrace82
Level 2
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?

lensmandave
Level 9
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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smilertoo
Level 4
so far im not aware of my glasses touching the lenses.

KevinGrace82
Level 2
Where did you buy it, here : http://vr-lens-lab.com
or here : https://vr-lens.eu/ ?

HiThere_
Level 9


- 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).

lensmandave
Level 9


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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leo1954au
Level 5




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