1. LezCronut's Avatar
    Where can I buy fresnel lenses to make my own VR headset? In optics store? Where they sell eyeglasses?
    Can fresnel lenses be crafted for myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism?
    10-31-2016 10:05 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    10-31-2016 10:46 AM
  3. LezCronut's Avatar
    This site cant be reached
    11-01-2016 09:17 AM
  4. Russell Holly's Avatar
    Most of what I see are thin sheets of fresnel panels, and I don't think those will be what you need.
    11-02-2016 09:08 AM
  5. camiller's Avatar
    Not even the cheapest google cardboard knockoff I've seen uses Fresnel lenses, I would think you would get a lot of distortion, especially at the periphery.. I typically see recommended for diy cardboard headsets is a 5x bi-convex lens. Scavenging a lenses out of a couple of these should do nicely.


    Edit, This is a slightly larger diameter, slightly longer focal length glass lens for quite a bit cheaper, but you would have to tweek the headset design a bit.
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    11-02-2016 09:09 AM
  6. ggendel's Avatar
    Not even the cheapest google cardboard knockoff I've seen uses Fresnel lenses, I would think you would get a lot of distortion, especially at the periphery.. I typically see recommended for diy cardboard headsets is a 5x bi-convex lens. Scavenging a lenses out of a couple of these should do nicely.


    Edit, This is a slightly larger diameter, slightly longer focal length glass lens for quite a bit cheaper, but you would have to tweek the headset design a bit.
    I would expect poor image quality and chromatic aberrations with a fresnel lens. The only advantage is they're thin compared to a standard optic lens. Most applications using fresnel lenses would be solar collection or light projection (for uniform light distribution) since these don't require high quality image reproduction.
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    11-02-2016 09:26 AM
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