1. Jen Karner's Avatar
    Back in May I made the jump from glasses, to contacts. I noticed afterwards that my eyes get tired playing VR much faster than they used to. Gear VR is particuarly bad, while PlayStation VR seems to be the easiest on my eyes.

    Has anybody else noticed this? Are there many other folks who are dealing with less than stellar vision and playing in VR? On occasion I definitely just play without glasses or contacts in and muscle through the blur as best I can since it seems to be easiest on my eyes.
    10-17-2016 10:54 PM
  2. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Back in May I made the jump from glasses, to contacts. I noticed afterwards that my eyes get tired playing VR much faster than they used to. Gear VR is particuarly bad, while PlayStation VR seems to be the easiest on my eyes.

    Has anybody else noticed this? Are there many other folks who are dealing with less than stellar vision and playing in VR? On occasion I definitely just play without glasses or contacts in and muscle through the blur as best I can since it seems to be easiest on my eyes.
    Hi, I don't use any type of eye correction devices :P but maybe it's more related with the dry eyes it may causes you, It could be the heat from the screen acting in a closed area around your eyes creates a dry environment and your tear ducts can't quite keep up.

    Also the heat makes you sweat, and that vapor may irritates your eyes faster, but when you are wearing a regular glasses part of the sweat condensates on the glasses, so try to blink more often, but I'm not an specialist.
    10-17-2016 11:18 PM
  3. ahhChu's Avatar
    It may be due to the lack of blinking? My optometrist always says I need to blink more since I work in front of a computer all day to moisten my eyes and contacts. Or you may need to find a new lens that breathes better?
    10-19-2016 08:20 AM
  4. DrLouie's Avatar
    I agree with the other two posts, it is probably a drying of your eyes by not blinking as much.
    10-19-2016 12:39 PM
  5. kheer's Avatar
    I would also agree with the former posts. The combination of a screen directly in front of ur eyes + contacts is likely to irritate ur conjunctiva.
    10-22-2016 07:26 AM
  6. Mustaffa q's Avatar
    VR should only be used fr an hour a day in my opinion because it carries severe side effects to your eyes
    10-22-2016 10:46 AM
  7. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I am not totally sure about side effects, because when you are training to be a pilot you will spend around 8 hours daily for a few weeks in front of 3 or 4 big screens not far than 1.5 meters 5ft) away from your eyes (simulator), but being a pilot is a very sight dependant activity.
    10-22-2016 11:04 AM
  8. Virtual Wheel's Avatar
    I remember reading somewhere that there is a correlation between dry eye and time spent looking at screens. Apparently it's on the rise in the general population, because usually chronic dry age is more prevalent in older woman I think.
    10-25-2016 03:04 PM
  9. kheer's Avatar
    As I said, there wont be any damage to ur eyesight in general... ur retina nor ur lens will be harmed by simply watching anything on a screen. Conjunctiva will get dry cause of lower blink-frequency
    10-29-2016 03:37 AM
  10. qfnol31's Avatar
    Contacts distort your eyes and are probably meant to help you focus far away (I presume that you're nearsighted). However, your eyes are actually focusing on an object up close so you are staining them against the efforts of the contacts. The distortion in the eyes probably exacerbates the difficulty of focusing on a near object.

    How do you feel wearing the contacts and reading a book six inches from your face? (Serious question, not a rhetorical one.)
    10-29-2016 07:48 AM
  11. GustavMahler's Avatar
    Thank god for reading this, now I know I should never try contact lenses with VR.
    I think the best solution for all of us are 3d printed lens adaptors and cheap prescription lenses.
    01-02-2017 02:20 AM

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