HONSVR Oculus Quest 2 prescription lenses evaluation
HNSVR provides an affordable, practical solution to one of VR’s biggest problems. If you wear glasses, playing with an HMD can be quite uncomfortable. Additionally, playing VR with your glasses runs the risk of damaging both your glasses and the lenses of your expensive new toy.
“Just get contact lenses,” you might be thinking. But this is not an ironclad solution for everyone. For one thing, they can be really expensive! If you want to wear daily lenses, they can cost anywhere from £ 30 to £ 50 per month (and beyond). Not to mention, getting your glasses lenses perfect with contact lenses is difficult. Which is an important factor if you are looking for optimal fidelity and convenience in VR.
The Oculus Quest 2 is doing something to correct this error. It contains a small glasses separator that you can place between the glasses and the face pad. But that really doesn’t add that much to the space, and it certainly doesn’t reduce the risk of damage.
Fortunately, there is a solution. It’s not about buying contact lenses for VR or desperately protecting the lenses of your headset with dial protectors. HNSVR sell eyeglass lenses tailored to your eyesight at surprisingly low prices and deliver them right to your doorstep.
For a little perspective, they are currently selling their Quest 2 lens adapters for $ 49.95. Making certain adjustments to your recipe will get the price up a bit – mine ended up being $ 59.95 (which at least allowed for free shipping). But the ordering process couldn’t be easier when you have your prescription on hand. All you have to do is fill in the information in the drop down menus you can see below.
It almost sounds too good to be true, and you are right to be a little careful. So we turned to HNSVR to review both their service and the final product so you can find out if their lenses could fix all of your VR problems. Let’s get into the details!
ORDERING THE HONSVR LENS ADAPTER
We have already briefly described this above; but ordering was easy. I just copied the information from my recipe to the product page and checked it out using PayPal. I received an order confirmation quickly and thanks to the communication with HNSVR‘s info email learned that it would take 1-2 days to produce and about a week to ship from China to the UK.
You can pay for some additional extras. You can add a blue light filter to reduce eye strain and a chic lens cover to protect them in no time. I didn’t choose this one just because I keep my Quest 2 in a suitcase. But they’re a cheap way to add an extra layer of protection.
This timescale was found to be absolutely accurate. I placed the order on Jan 3rd, was notified two days later, and received it by Royal Mail this morning. Don’t go bad! It arrived in a small, sturdy box. Inside was a small branded case with a microfiber cloth for cleaning the lenses and replacement magnets for the adapters. Both were individually wrapped in soft plastic for protection.
INSTALL THE HONSVR LENS ADAPTER
It took about three minutes to attach the lenses. I’ve included the instruction video below so you can get an idea of the process.
Installation of the HNSVR Lens adapter was not pretty much as easy to me as the video made it seem, but it wasn’t far. The lens mount on your headset has a few small plastic ribs. Your lens adapter comes in two pieces – a plastic ring that snaps into place on the headset and the lens itself. Attaching these adapters can feel a bit fiddly, especially when you’re dealing with such a sensitive part of the headset, but they work well as long as they are properly aligned.
You’ll need to remove the face pad from the Quest 2, snap the adapters into place, and then just let the lenses down. They are held in place with magnets and feel secure enough to get the job done. Then it’s just a matter of reattaching the face pad and you’re good to go. If you need to remove the lenses for someone else to play, just peel them off the magnets while leaving the adapter in place.
I’m honestly tempted to buy another pair for my partner’s prescription so we can easily switch between them if we need – it’s that simple.
PLAY WITH THE HONSVR LENS ADAPTER
I’m not exaggerating when I say I have it never I’ve enjoyed a VR headset with so much convenience and clarity before. It actually showed me how wrong my contact lens prescription must be because the images were impeccably sharp by comparison.
My glasses frame are a bit clunky. Sliding the Quest 2 over it without anything breaking always felt quite tense, and the glasses felt like they were pushed hard up my nose. To be freed from this feeling makes playing on the Quest 2 really engaging again without me being constantly reminded of my nearsightedness.
Given the speed at which my HNSVR Lenses have been produced and shipped, and I really can’t fault the relatively low price I paid for them. The prescription was done absolutely correctly, the product arrived faster than some UK eyewear manufacturers I have used, and the installation was basically effortless.
It’s not unreasonable to say that if you have to wear glasses in VR, you have to to take the plunge and get a couple of them. I know it can seem a little unreasonable to invest more money in an already expensive hobby, but it really makes a world of difference. I would recommend HNSVR to all of my visually impaired friends looking for a clean solution!
Glasses for your Oculus Quest 2! Eliminates wearing glasses in VR and reduces the risk of damage to your headset AND your glasses. Installed in 2-3 minutes, can easily be removed to accommodate other players!
- Fast delivery, efficient service.
- Easy to order regardless of your prescription.
- Responsive customer service.
- The lens adapters can feel a little thin – but they are very secure once attached.
HONSVR sells a range of VR accessories on its website. We tested the Oculus Quest 2 prescription lens adapters. They also make glasses for the Valve Index and PlayStation VR headsets.