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The Anti fog solution

Hello everyone. I've been noticing that my lenses fog up a ton on my Gear VR, and I know many of you have the same problem. I wanted to share my knowledge as far as lens fog.

I've played paintball for quite some time now, and I sweat a ton. I always have (even when I was in shape. Lol). The answer in paintball are lenses called "thermal lenses." These are basically two lenses that are attached with a small air pocket in between. This allows the difference in air temperature to minimize between the first and second pane. This almost completely eliminates fog.

The reason I mention it is with the hopes an oculus employee may check it out. I'm not sure if there would be any distortion, as these are obviously different lenses, but it is an incredible solution, and I truly think every Oculus should be equipped with them. Thanks.
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  • NijNij Posts: 248
    Art3mis
    I had this prolem with my gear vr and my dk1/dk2, I just got an anti fog solution called pro gear (think it's used by divers for their masks) from my opticians and I just put a drop of that on each lens before playing and it totally stops them fogging up again before each session
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  • JSAVRJSAVR Posts: 17
    The best anti-fogging tip I've seen so far is to use a hairdryer on your lens before using the gear VR. Don't have it too hot, just a medium heat and wave it along the front and back of the lens for just a few minutes. Then hey presto! No fogging as the lens have been mildly heated.
  • AnotherCrazyCanadianAnotherCrazyCanadian Posts: 321
    Nexus 6
    I use a drop of dish soap and gently rub it on then kind of wipe it off. Works wonders for me when I'm heavily sweating, nearly no fog and virtually free.
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  • smittahsmittah Posts: 71
    Hiro Protagonist
    This.... for those who want a quick solution and don't need to worry about buying something that they probably already have.


  • Dodger77Dodger77 Posts: 16
    I use an anti-fog spray that I bought and use for the visor of my motorbike helmet. I use the Spray every couple days, not everytime I use the Rift and if works out fine for me.
  • I use lens cleaning wipes for glasses. Works great!
  • AnotherCrazyCanadianAnotherCrazyCanadian Posts: 321
    Nexus 6
    smittah said:
    This.... for those who want a quick solution and don't need to worry about buying something that they probably already have.


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  • twisteklabstwisteklabs Posts: 415
    Trinity
    I bought an eyelash curler after noticing my eye lashes are drawing streaks on the lenses of DK2 and Rift CV1.
    Anyone else know if the anti fog techniques work with eyelash streaks as well?
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  • mbze430mbze430 Posts: 566
    Trinity
    I SCUBA, and spit always worked best when diving :D
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  • VLordVLord Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    edited May 2016
    Here is the most simple solution because you do not need anything at all. The reason your glasses fog, is because the temperature of you body and the temperature of the goggles is different. If you wear the goggles on top of your head for about ten minutes before putting over your eyes they will adjust to your body temp and will no longer fog. Works every time. Have fun.
  • AdKiuCMAdKiuCM Posts: 106
    Art3mis
    mbze430 said:
    I SCUBA, and spit always worked best when diving :D
    Same here. Might not be the best solution for a HMD though. While I had DK2 for a year I always used to have a microfibre cloth available and was reducing amount of beer consumed while playing.
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