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[–] ZirconTweezers 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You will not need to wear glasses.

I'm mildly nearsighted like you, and also old enough now that if I wear glasses or contacts to correct my nearsightedness I have trouble reading close up (I just take my corrective glasses off to read). I have a Rift DK2 and a GearVR (s6 version) and have no issues using either without glasses.

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[–] angrybubble 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Depending on how severely nearsighted you are, being able to see the screen clearly could be a problem. However, the new dev kit is supposed to come with 3 sets of removable eye lenses to accommodate varying degrees of vision. One set for people with average vision or wearing contacts, one set for moderate nearsightedness, and one set for severe nearsightedness. It won't be perfect but hopefully good enough so you don't have to squint and strain your eyes. Farsighted people shouldn't have any problems but there's no adjustment for astigmatism so they might have problems if they can't wear contacts.

It's really nice they're taking vision problems into consideration. Sometimes I forget to switch to contacts or go to a 3D movie on a whim and trying to figure out how to wear the 3D glasses over my regular glasses is super frustrating and distracting during a movie. Trying to wear glasses and the Rift at the same time sounds uncomfortable and irritating. Hopefully the different lens work decently well because that would be awesome to not have to juggle glasses and the giant Rift on your head.

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[–] TheMute [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You're right, it's great to see them taking vision issues into consideration woth the rift. I can't imagine glasses inside the rift as being too comfortable. I actually tried the DK2 (I'm pretty sure it was the DK2 and not the DK1) at a local convention without glasses and it was harder to see in the distance, but that was probably due to the lower resolution. I could certainly see the pixels if I looked close enough. They weren't terrible but they were there. I'd imagine that wouldn't feel very good with glasses. - I just watched an interview about the rift and found out that the amount peripheral vision is affected by how close your eyes are to the lens and that having glasses reduces it. I'm hoping the nearsighted lens is fine for me in the consumer version. If not I might have to get those contacts I've always considered. - Haha, oh, trust me, I feel your pain with the 3D glasses. I'm always messing with my glasses under the glasses getting them right the whole movie. It's never comfortable and it's crazy annoyibg.

Thanks a-ton! ^^

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[–] hwong 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I myself am almost blind in one eye, so the steroscopic version of Vr are wasted on me and start top be a hinderance. I like the more traditional "one screen" display of content (right now most VR movies) that just show the 360 panos without stereoscopic. I would imagine there are a number of people in the same boat out there. So maybe a feature would be to switch steroscopic ona nd off in the players?