Virtual Reality is bad for eyes?

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Hi, Warriors, I found research which said that the use of VR can blind you, is it true ? Because i was going to buy Samsung VR for my Gaming PC.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    I tried one of the first to hit shopping centres, (the graphics were pretty basic but still close to your eyes) and after 15 minutes had sore eyes.

    Back then it was two mini tv crt's showing images in each eye with a clumsy headset.

    But looking at a smart phone at normal distance for a few minutes tends to make my eyes sore, so using that in a VR headset, would be worse.

    So blindness, couldn't say, but it certainly doens't help your eyes, and l guess if you really want this, then moderation, is a good idea.

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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    Fortunately, we're at the mercy of how long the battery lasts and for an Oculus Go, I know that to be 1.5 hours or so.

    Time flies when you're experiencing it, but it's just enough to satisfy in one session and long enough to watch most movies. I can't say how long the battery lasts, but I'm upgrading to the Oculus Quest when it's released so this may or may not change the duration of a typical session.

    I played a Go Karting game two weeks ago and both a friend and I paid to download it for a multiplayer but they had to stop 2 minutes in due to extreme onset of sickness. It was effecting me too.

    Another friend is a developer and an hour session forced him to be bed ridden all day when he first tried the headset some years ago.

    My vision has been less than crisp after using it and it's triggered positional vertigo. Nothing remains however.


    I think occasional use, though a cliche', is the way to go.


    Far from my style of movie, but If I get my quota of work complete today, I'm watching this tonight since it represents a supposed first of its kind:

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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

      I played a Go Karting game two weeks ago and both a friend and I paid to download it for a multiplayer but they had to stop 2 minutes in due to extreme onset of sickness. It was effecting me too.

      Another friend is a developer and an hour session forced him to be bed ridden all day when he first tried the headset some years ago.

      My vision has been less than crisp after using it and it's triggered positional vertigo. Nothing remains however.
      Yes, the key reason l am avoiding a smart phone like the plague, or l don't want another bright screen to look at or something that is too big to fit in my pocket.

      I tend to look at my Laptop screen for most of the day, and eventhough the brightness is reduced and it is a matt screen it has still slightly affected my vision, and not in a good way.

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      Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

      Fortunately, we're at the mercy of how long the battery lasts and for an Oculus Go, I know that to be 1.5 hours or so.

      Time flies when you're experiencing it, but it's just enough to satisfy in one session and long enough to watch most movies. I can't say how long the battery lasts, but I'm upgrading to the Oculus Quest when it's released so this may or may not change the duration of a typical session.

      I played a Go Karting game two weeks ago and both a friend and I paid to download it for a multiplayer but they had to stop 2 minutes in due to extreme onset of sickness. It was effecting me too.

      Another friend is a developer and an hour session forced him to be bed ridden all day when he first tried the headset some years ago.

      My vision has been less than crisp after using it and it's triggered positional vertigo. Nothing remains however.


      I think occasional use, though a cliche', is the way to go.


      Far from my style of movie, but If I get my quota of work complete today, I'm watching this tonight since it represents a supposed first of its kind:

      THE LIMIT Official Trailer (2018) Norman Reedus, Michelle Rodriguez, VR Movie HD - YouTube
      I have the GO. I find it overheats after an hour and asks you to take the helmet off for a few minutes. I know the Quest will have a fan. It would have been nice if the Go ran for more than 2 hours and your 1.5 estimate is probably right. The resolution on it is a bit fuzzy for movies.

      I hear the Quest resolution will be slightly higher, what we really need is 1080p. It would be nice if you can use it plugged into the mains as well

      I will wait for the reviews of the Quest when it comes out. I only want it for the film media, not the games. Have we got a date on it's release yet?
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  • Well, I doubt there is enough scientific research or proof to confirm either claim. I've been using my PSVR, as well as the custom made Google Cardboard I ordered quite extensively for the last few months, but I haven't noticed anything wrong with my eyes, and I have also visited an Optometrist and done various tests, but nothing has shown any signs of issues.

    This, however, may vary from person to person, just like regular eye-sight issues to. I have friends who can't keep the headset on for more than a minute or two, while some, like me, can endure more than 30 minutes or an hour, or even more, but I do make it a case to rest my eyes every 30 minutes or so, just in case.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

    Yes, the key reason l am avoiding a smart phone like the plague, or l don't want another bright screen to look at or something that is too big to fit in my pocket.

    I tend to look at my Laptop screen for most of the day, and eventhough the brightness is reduced and it is a matt screen it has still slightly affected my vision, and not in a good way.

    All screens are definitely bad for the eyes.

    I was disorientated last week after overworking and nearly fell down a flight of concrete stairs putting the bin out.

    I think the VR effects us in that way, and in another way since we are forced to unconsciously micro adjust our vision somewhat to perceive the 3D effect.


    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

    I have the GO. I find it overheats after an hour and asks you to take the helmet off for a few minutes. I know the Quest will have a fan. It would have been nice if the Go ran for more than 2 hours and your 1.5 estimate is probably right. The resolution on it is a bit fuzzy for movies.

    I hear the Quest resolution will be slightly higher, what we really need is 1080p. It would be nice if you can use it plugged into the mains as well

    I will wait for the reviews of the Quest when it comes out. I only want it for the film media, not the games. Have we got a date on it's release yet?

    Yeah, both me and my friend received the heat warning after only 20 mins of play the second time we used them. The whole front is a metal plate heatsink, but clearly it's not enough. I didn't realize the Quest is going to have a fan installed, but it makes sense for that reason.

    It's good news about an increase in resolution. 1080p would be surpreme. I look forward to the day when it's 4 / 5k quality.

    Besides games (the main purpose for me currently), I've only used mine to watch half an episode of a TV programme on Netflix, so I haven't committed to a movie yet. I watched whilst wearing my Sennheiser HD650 headphones which added a lot more, but with all of that on my head, I might as well be wearing a motocycle helmet. It's not comfortable and very warm!

    Regarding the release date; they announced a 'countdown'. Unfortunately, their idea of a countdown was not releasing an actual date, so I'm not sure how that works. I'm on their email list anyways, for when they do release some useful news...
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

      All screens are definitely bad for the eyes.

      I was disorientated last week after overworking and nearly fell down a flight of concrete stairs putting the bin out.

      I think the VR effects us in that way, and in another way since we are forced to unconsciously micro adjust our vision somewhat to perceive the 3D effect.





      Yeah, both me and my friend received the heat warning after only 20 mins of play the second time we used them. The whole front is a metal plate heatsink, but clearly it's not enough. I didn't realize the Quest is going to have a fan installed, but it makes sense for that reason.

      It's good news about an increase in resolution. 1080p would be surpreme. I look forward to the day when it's 4 / 5k quality.

      Besides games (the main purpose for me currently), I've only used mine to watch half an episode of a TV programme on Netflix, so I haven't committed to a movie yet. I watched whilst wearing my Sennheiser HD650 headphones which added a lot more, but with all of that on my head, I might as well be wearing a motocycle helmet. It's not comfortable and very warm!

      Regarding the release date; they announced a 'countdown'. Unfortunately, their idea of a countdown was not releasing an actual date, so I'm not sure how that works. I'm on their email list anyways, for when they do release some useful news...
      I saw a while back one called Helmet Head or Helmet vision. Full 1080p. Just looked back on amazon and they now have a Helmet Vision Fly. android o/s, stand alone runs for 3 hours and check out the resolution. I can not find much about it online though but it ticks the boxes. I might take the risk, especially if the quest only does 2 hours.

      https://www.amazon.com/HELMET-VISION...gateway&sr=8-1

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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    I haven't seen that before.

    That's a hell of a difference in resolution.

    So, the limitation is that there's no games (or at least the common 3D games) that are able to run on it?

    People would buy it mainly for movies?

    I got the second 'countdown' email 10 minutes ago and still no date..
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

      I haven't seen that before.

      That's a hell of a difference in resolution.

      So, the limitation is that there's no games (or at least the common 3D games) that are able to run on it?

      People would buy it mainly for movies?

      I got the second 'countdown' email 10 minutes ago and still no date..
      Well, possibly Android Games, but I would use if for movies.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Gee, all of this expense and hassle just to see Toy Story 4 in 3D?

    But l have to admit that l did see Apollo, (pretty sure that was the name) with Tom Hanks doing the commentary in an IMAX theatre in 3D, and the moon scenes were almost like being there.

    Well IMAX does use the LCD left and right flicking head goggles tech, to give the illusion of 3D, which is probably easier on the eyes, but l still had sore eyes at the end of the 40 minute movie.

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