VR is constantly becoming user-friendly, and incredibly niche hobbies have permeated people’s homes.With options like Oculus Quest 2 (Opens in a new tab), VR is now wireless, eliminating the need to use a computer or a previously deployed base station. VR boundaries are much less than they used to be, but they continue to hinder my experience.
My eyesight is incredibly poor. Thankfully, it’s still pretty fixable with glasses, but the lens is thicker than the ocean – I’m talking about seven Csthiccccccc. It doesn’t work well with VR headsets and is always difficult to wear underneath. In addition, they are completely scratched and ruined.
Available mods for headsets have always been expensive and not always available for what you need. In addition, my partner also wears glasses, so I need at least two types. At that price, it was much cheaper to buy the lightest glasses I’ve found and have them as a designated VR pair.It’s still not a comfortable and elegant solution, that’s why I’m so excited about this amazing mod discovered by Hackaday..
Companion glasses wearing VR enthusiasts are pleased because it turns out that modifying an Oculus brand VR headset with a prescription lens is much easier than you might think. These 3D printable lens adapters by Tanvach are designed for direct insertion into Oculus Quest, Quest 2, or Rift S headsets.
You can grab the print file from Thingiverse (Opens in a new tab) There are also detailed instructions on how to change the device.There are two sites listed for buying a lens adapter, but at the time of writing prettygood3d (Opens in a new tab) The link isn’t working Etsy says it’s out of stock (Opens in a new tab).. This is fairly fair given that this print actually dates back to 2019. Still, it’s worth checking out a little later or finding a 3D print location if you don’t have access to your printer.
They are also specially designed to fit these very budget friendly ones Zenni Round Glasses 550021 Lens (Opens in a new tab) For 10 US dollars. Tanvach also recommends an anti-reflective coating. This will give you an additional $ 5 back. If you’re like me, you may need to fork extra for thin lenses. This is more than just a hack for Americans, as the site ships worldwide except in a few locations.
If you’re looking for other ways to improve your Oculus experience, it’s worth looking at accessories such as: Really useful elite strap (Opens in a new tab).. There are also software tools that can be launched, such as this mod. Explore directly on SteamVR (Opens in a new tab)..