1. VR Question's Avatar
    I suffer from chronic migraines, will using virtual reality equipment and programs exacerbate it? I want to enjoy this new technology but I don't want crazy migraines.
    05-26-2016 04:28 PM
  2. Russell Holly's Avatar
    My understanding is that migraines are a little different for everyone, so I can only offer anecdotal evidence, but I live with two different people who suffer from chronic migraines and neither have ever had a problem after using either of the several VR headsets I have.
  3. Russell Holly's Avatar
    My understanding is that migraines are a little different for everyone, so I can only offer anecdotal evidence, but I live with two different people who suffer from chronic migraines and neither have ever had a problem after using either of the several VR headsets I have.
    05-26-2016 05:36 PM
  4. pkcable's Avatar
    I'm a migraine sufferer myself, so I HAVE done a little research on this. I don't believe there is a direct connection to VR and migraines and I don't believe that VR is a migraine trigger. HOWEVER, prolonged use of VR can cause dizziness and headaches, so you might want to consider doing it in small doses until you see how you tolerate it.
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    05-26-2016 08:49 PM
  5. anon(9602380)'s Avatar
    This is great news. I suffer from migraines and these responses will be taken into consideration.
    05-27-2016 08:40 AM
  6. KermEd's Avatar
    This is great news. I suffer from migraines and these responses will be taken into consideration.
    For what its worth, I get migraines REALLY badly - and mine are caused by bright lights and eye strain mostly.

    I develop for VR full-time, and I haven't had a headache driven by it yet... But some people are sensitive in different ways. I will say, it definitely won't help
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    05-27-2016 05:23 PM
  7. anon(9602380)'s Avatar
    For what its worth, I get migraines REALLY badly - and mine are caused by bright lights and eye strain mostly.

    I develop for VR full-time, and I haven't had a headache driven by it yet... But some people are sensitive in different ways. I will say, it definitely won't help
    Thank you for the info.
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    05-27-2016 06:30 PM
  8. STARGATE's Avatar
    I'm a migraine sufferer myself, so I HAVE done a little research on this. I don't believe there is a direct connection to VR and migraines and I don't believe that VR is a migraine trigger. HOWEVER, prolonged use of VR can cause dizziness and headaches, so you might want to consider doing it in small doses until you see how you tolerate it.
    I agree.
    06-06-2016 01:07 AM

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