PROJECTIONS: $10 Prescription Lenses + A Fisherman’s Tale Review

Jeremy and Norm install a 3D-printed prescription lens adapter for the Oculus Rift headset, which uses the lenses from a pair of $10 prescription glasses. Plus, we discuss A Fisherman’s Tale, a surreal VR game that plays with space and scale.

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  1. Since these lenses are round, it can be hard to keep track of which part of the lens is ‘up’, and it does matter! As soon as that lens popped out of the frames and skittered around on the table, I was thinking that now the insert was going to be a headache machine: the lenses are ground off-center to match the interpupillary distance of the wearer, and correction for astigmatism depends on orientation too.

    Maybe put a marker dot on the top center of the lens before removing them from the frames? Or why not an adapter that just uses the front of the Harry Potter frames intact, minus the temples? Screw the frame right in, without taking the lenses out?

  2. Anything like this for the Vive? One of the main reasons my Vive gets so little use is that I either have to have my glasses smooshed up into my face and fogging up, or put in contacts (which I otherwise wear only super rarely). Or just go blind. For some reason I had no trouble seeing without my glasses in the GearVR, so figured it wouldn’t be an issue if I upgraded to a Vive, but with the Vive I’m as blind in VR as I am IRL, which is pretty damn blind… :-

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