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General Discussion Overview of VR Headsets

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

What.about.the.eyes?

What about the eyes? How are our eyes going to support playing video games on this? Woun't we al get blind after using 10years of this?

2 Answers

I've tried Oculus Rift, and I don't really see the closeness of the screen being an issue due to "going blind"...I remember the headset being extremely bulky and heavy, so it hurt your neck and head to support that weight after about 10 min of use. I also suffer from vertigo and inner ear problems, and Oculus Rift has also had problems with their tracking software which can induce dizziness, nausea, and discomfort that can last for hours afterwards. I'm sure they'll "iron out" these bugs and develop fixes with time, but for now, I'm not interested in being sick and dizzy for hours.

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

It seem interesting to be sick and dizzy. Id like to try it playing a racing game :D

But i mean, the screen is close to the eyes right, it's like holding mobile phone right in your face, we know what effects mobile phones have. So was wondering the same with this.

Alan Mattanó
PLUS
Alan Mattanó
Courses Plus Student 12,188 Points

Only an expert Dr. can answer this question correctly. I can imagine that the illumination intensity is less bright than a monitor. A bit more like normal natural illuminations do. In that way you do not burn the eyes.