Headset Tips For Glasses Wearers

Hey there, VR porn fans! Do you wear prescription glasses? I’ve been meaning to blog on the topic of using a virtual reality headset while wearing eyeglasses for a while now. Now, I don’t wear glasses, but many of my friends do. It probably has something to do with prolonged exposure to illuminated screens for years on end. But I’m not an optometrist, I just review porn! And just like McCoy would offer practical advice to Kirk, in this blog I’ll disseminate all of the pertinent information that I’ve gathered on the subject of which headsets are best in order to watch 3D 180° videos if you wear prescription eyeglasses.

Not All Headsets Are Created Equal

As is the case with many VR-related issues, some headsets outperform others (I have a blog post on the best headsets for VR porn here). And when it comes to wearing glasses, that rule still applies. What I’m trying to say is that some headsets accommodate the use of eyeglasses much better than others. But you can still wear your glasses with all of the virtual headsets. Up until recently, if you had asked me which mobile headset I would recommend for use with glasses, I would’ve immediately said Samsung’s Gear VR. That’s because the only other contenders were Google’s Cardboard and the Daydream View. And the main reason why the Gear VR comes out in front is that the depth of the interior is much larger and therefore offers a much more comfortable experience. That being said, the Oculus Go has finally hit the market and it provides an even more comfortable and superior viewing experience.

PSVR Wins This Round

When it comes to the stationary headsets, the PSVR outshines the Oculus Rift and the HTC VIVE for best use with eyeglasses. If you’ve been reading my reviews and blogs, then you know that I’m not the biggest fan of Playstation’s headset. I’m sure that it’s fine for playing games on the console, but when it comes to playing porn and for the overall graphics and a few other technical aspects, the Rift and VIVE come out way in front. But if you own a PSVR and you wear glasses, then you pretty much are having the best experience possible. This is because the depth of the interior of the headset is so large that it can easily accommodate even the thickest of rims.

Adjust Your IPD For Enhanced Results

Now, if you own either a VIVE or Rift, wearing glasses might prove a little tricky. Both of these headsets, which I always endorse as providing the most superior virtual experience, not only have a tight interior, making wearing large glasses potentially uncomfortable, but they also rest on the front of your face, causing a downward pressure on your temples and messing with how your glasses are positioned in front of your eyeballs. That being said, if you feel like the visuals are out of focus, being able to adjust the IPD (interpupillary distance) is a feature that was deliberately incorporated into the Rift and VIVE to assist bespectacled users.

Consider Custom VR Lens

If adjusting the IPD doesn’t help, you may have to look into getting a custom lens. This is something that your local optometrist can do, or you can pay a visit to the VR Lens Lab and order yourself a pair. As you can see, wearing glasses while using a headset isn’t all that tricky. The size of your glasses plays a large part in your comfort level, especially in relation to the depth of the interior of the particular viewer that you own. Also, adjusting the IPD, which is only available on the Rift and VIVE headsets, can help a lot.

You Don’t Need Laser Surgery Just Yet

I hope this blog shed some light on this topic and I have no doubt that as time progresses and even more advanced headsets hit the market, the issue of wearing glasses will become a thing of the past. I would also be glad to know if any of you have ideas on how headsets could be improved to accommodate glasses-wearers, and if you do, feel free to email me or leave me a comment down below. Stay tuned next week for yet another blog and more awesome VR porn reviews. Plus, follow me on Twitter.

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