In early April, VR Lens Lab launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for €5,000 EUR to allow users who wear glasses to attach lens adaptors into their headsets, negating the need to wear them. The campaign hit it’s funding target on the same day, and now the Kickstarter has drawn to a close, achieving an impressive final total of €43,234.
The campaign proved popular with a total of 1,306 backers supporting the project. The funding goal was small as the product in the campaign is only for the plastic lens adaptors, not for the actual lenses that are required to go in them. Once backers have received their lens adaptors, either for the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift head-mounted displays (HMDs), they’ll then be able to order prescription lenses from either an optician or from VR Lens Lab directly.
The company can provide any prescription from +6.00 dpt to -6.00 dpt, and correct for things like astigmatism. If your eyes need a higher prescription then contact VR Lens Lab directly to find out what they can offer. The lenses will have a new VRMC coating, are scratch-resistant, super hydrophobic and anti-static making them easy to clean.
VR Lens Lab estimates shipping will commence next month with 30 days for doing the mould and then about 15 days for producing the adapters. The company will begin taking orders for the prescription lenses and any additional adaptors at the end of May.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of VR Lens Lab, reporting back any further updates.