Today I am publishing a review about the magnetic lenses for Meta Quest 2 sold by VR Rock† a Chinese company that sells accessories for VR headsets. Since I don’t need recipes, I tested the anti blue light lenses without a prescription.
This was one of my easiest unboxings ever: in the box, I’ve found a lot of pluriballs, and finally a small housing with the lenses in it. You can check it all out in this short video below:
Setting up the lenses was quite easy according to the tutorial on the VR Rock website† Each lens element is composed by: the lens itselfwith three small magnets around it, and the holder, another circular plastic object with the same shape as the lens, but without glass inside, which also has three small magnets. All you have to do is grab one of the “empty” holders and push it so it sticks to the Quest 2 lens: When you hear a click, it is correctly seated on the Quest lens. Then you have to do the same with the other one, making sure to put the one with the “L” on the left lens, and the one with the “R” around the right lens. After installing these two holders, you can put the prescription lenses on them, and the small magnets ensure that the lenses stay in the right place. In the following video you can see how I install the prescription lenses:
As I said, the installation was quite easy, but I had some trouble installing the correct lens mount on the Quest. I don’t know if the shape wasn’t quite right or if the material isn’t bending the right way, but it took me longer than expected to get it to “snap” by moving the lens case in every possible way. This is a minor issue I found with my pair of VR Rock lenses. Fortunately, once I made it, the mount was stable. But this issue gave me the impression that the production was not premium.
I made a video review of these lenses, and you can watch it here
…otherwise, as is the tradition of this blog, keep reading for the usual textual review!
After installing the lenses, I immediately tried my new modified Quest. And I’ve found the exact same issues that all the people online are describing about prescription magnetic lenses in general.
First of all, they make the lenses of the headset thicker. The barrel and lens touch the entire circular area around the eye, so it is highly recommended to add a glass spacer to your headset, or you feel too much pressure from the prescription lens on your eye and the surrounding area. Even removing the lenses and keeping the holders still exerts more pressure on the top of the nosebecause it widens the circle of the headset lens a bit. This pressure on the eye is a common problem with these types of lenses, and I must say it is always good to keep this in mind when buying this type of accessories. I think the pressure is bearable, but either way reduces the overall comfort of the device.
Worse, there’s the problem that since the magnets aren’t strong enough (because they’re small), the lens may move slightly on the mount. You can see this in the video below:
When you move your head during a VR action game, the headset also wobbles slightly on your head and because of this the lenses also make small movements around the holder while they touch your face. Because these lenses directly touch your facial bones due to the thickness, you feel like something is moving on your bones† It’s a very strange sensation, I didn’t like it at all. So if you wear these lenses, make sure you fasten the headset properly on your head with a suitable strap around make sure it doesn’t vibrate so much.
Anti blue light effect
Like I said, I don’t need prescriptions for my eyes, so I asked the company to send me some anti-blue light lenses.
I honestly don’t know what to say about this anti-blue light feature. If I reflect some light (e.g. the sunlight) on the lens, I see that the reflexes are bluish or greenish and this shows that the lens is actually reflecting a certain amount of blue light. But when I put on the headset with these lenses, I didn’t notice any difference from before. So I started doing some tests and, as you can see in this video, the difference in the resulting image of a bluish element isn’t that big:
I did further tests, and the result is that yes, they make the overall display of the headset slightly less luminous, and you notice that especially with the white color that becomes slightly less sharp. So there is some filtering of blue light going on, but it’s a pretty lightweight† While wearing it, I didn’t have a noticeable effect of less tired eyes, but honestly, these are also things that are hard to judge.
The lenses come with a cute carrying case† It is rigid, but covered in fabric, and inside there are two small pockets to carry the lenses safely. It’s simple, but I really liked it: it is small and elegant, in my opinion.
Availability… and a small gift
You can buy these lenses (prescription and/or anti blue light) via this link: https://www.vr-rock.com/it/products/oculus-quest2-vr-prescription-lens † The price depends on the required recipe, but is usually in the $60-80 range.
You can freely decide whether you like them or not, but if you want to buy them, you can use the discount code SKARREDGHOST when you check out to get a discount of -5%. Thank you so much to VR Rock for giving this little gift to everyone who reads my blog!
I have mixed feelings about prescription VR Rock lenses. I honestly think that if you don’t need recipes, you probably don’t need to buy them just for the blue light filter feature. The reduction in comfort they cause due to their thickness and their vibrations is not worth the small amount of blue light they filter out.
However, when you need recipes, everything changes. I know from my friends that wearing glasses if you wear a headset like the Quest 2 is very uncomfortable and can also damage the glasses themselves. Magnetic prescription lenses, even if they aren’t perfect, provide a much more comfortable experience than glasses, so they are worth buying. You decide what to do based on your situation.
At this point, I imagine you’re wondering how these lenses compare to similar products from WIDMO, VR Lens Lab, and others. I honestly can’t compare to the other lenses on the market as I haven’t tried any other prescription lenses for Quest 2. these are probably not the most premium you can find on the market but they are ok anyway†
And that’s it for today…as usual, for any question and comment, feel free to reach out to me via the comment section below or my social media channels here!
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