VR Headsets Adjust Their Display to Your Vision
"Prescription" virtual reality displays eliminate the need for glasses while viewing
Optical innovator EyeNetra, maker of virtual reality eye exams, is pursuing opportunities to collaborate with VR companies to develop “vision-corrected” virtual reality displays. Whereas current VR headsets are designed with extra room to accommodate wearers’ glasses, these headsets adjust their displays to individual prescriptions for a crystal-clear experience.
After users take off their glasses or contacts and don the EyeNetra headset (which includes a smartphone preloaded with the company’s app), diagnostic software measures how individuals view color patterns and adjusts subsequent images based on this “prescription.” EyeNetra’s self-correcting system is based on the company’s previous products, which transform VR headsets into traveling eye tests for underserved populations.