Why People with Vision Impairments Need Glasses in VR Devices

Virtual reality has revolutionized the way we experience digital content, but for individuals with visual impairments, using VR devices has posed unique challenges. One of the most frequently asked questions is why people with vision problems need to wear glasses or contact lenses while using VR. In this article, we delve into the world of VR and shed light on the crucial role of lenses in head-mounted displays.

Our customers often ask us: why is it necessary for me to wear glasses when the screen is so near?

The idea of wearing glasses while using a device so close to your eyes might seem counterintuitive. If you hold your hand extremely close to your eyes, you realize that your eyes cannot sharpen the object positioned at such a short distance. To address this challenge, VR headsets utilize lenses placed between the screens and the viewer’s eyes. These lenses play a vital role in projecting the virtual content to a distance that allows for comfortable viewing. Consequently, if you rely on glasses or contact lenses to see distant objects with clarity, you will need to wear them while engaging in VR experiences too.