Alternatives to using VR headsets with glasses

Friday, 14 January 2022 by Vision Direct

Do you own or want to buy a virtual reality (VR) headset, like the Oculus Quest 2 model? And are you unsure if using it with your glasses is the best idea? Well, you've come to the right place! Our (tech-savvy) eye care professionals have all the answers about ideal alternatives, so you can enjoy these devices in complete comfort.

What are VR headsets?

VR headsets are thick goggle-like devices that fit snuggly over your eyes and come with support straps that go over your temple and around your head. As this is the setup, pairing a VR headset with your glasses will understandably be uncomfortable - the frames will fog up, as well as dig into your face, potentially causing headaches and pain.

What is the Oculus VR headset?

The Oculus range features a selection of high-end products, including the Quest 2 headset. The Oculus Quest 2 is the latest and most advanced all-in-one VR system, allowing you to become immersed in everything from games to workouts. Incredibly fast performance combined with 3D cinematic sound makes this device top of the VR headset range.

What to wear instead of glasses with an Oculus VR headset?

We've mentioned that glasses and VR headsets just don't go together, but what more suitable options are there? Luckily, 2 top-notch alternatives will allow you to get the most out of your headset without any hassle.

VirtuClear® prescription lens inserts

VirtuClear produces Oculus prescription lenses, which are perfect for using with your Oculus VR headset. Unlike glasses, these premium lenses are separate and can be clipped and attached within your headset. Made to your exact prescription, each lens is curved so that it faces away from the screen and towards your eye. This prevents the lenses from getting scratched by the screen, which can happen with standard glasses. It also helps the visuals to look, as if you were wearing your glasses in reality.

Marked guides help you to insert them easily and they're designed to fit your headset comfortably, without any additional pressure on your forehead or face. Plus, these lenses are extremely lightweight and layered in a special coating, reducing glare and distortion while improving the field of vision. Focus on every detail with ease and avoid blurry visuals that can be caused by foggy, unstable glasses. You can also install them quickly and seamlessly to begin benefiting from crystal-clear vision for every virtual adventure in a flash.

Contact lenses from Vision Direct

Contact lens balanced on finger

Another option of correcting your vision during your VR gaming experience is contact lenses. Convenient and comfortable, contact lenses work as a great alternative to glasses, allowing the headset to fit your face while you move around freely. Even better, after you've finished playing or working out, you can continue to wear your lenses for the rest of the day, no problem. Daily disposables, like everclear ELITE, are especially handy for wearers who like to switch between their glasses and lenses. They're also ultra-breathable, with a thin surface that allows more oxygen to pass through, so you can continue to use your headset without your eyes getting dry.

At Vision Direct, we stock the most popular brands for up to 45% cheaper than high street options. Our speedy 3-click reordering and next day delivery also mean that you have more time to refine your VR skills. Whether you wear daily contact lenses, two-weeklies or monthlies, we've got the ideal match for your prescription. Our super-friendly customer service team of optical experts is also always on hand to help you out.

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