Eye strain is always a problem for freelancers, programmers, students who consume digital content, and digital creators. Because of this issue, their eyes start to itch, and exhausted. Our eyes have a link with the brain. We can experience serve headaches by this issue.
In the end, our work is affected. If you are getting eye strain, it means your living is strongly connected to the computer. You are earning from the digital work.
Eye strain was associated with work-related people who spend time on the computer, but now it will happen to entertainment-related people.
We are experiencing an increase in the usage of VR headsets. People are reporting eye strain problems. Because you have to wear a headset on your eyes, these headsets have two panels. Each panel requires focus.
When you wear VR headsets, you experience 72 inches LED suddenly placed in front of your eyes, and that LED is giving 3D content. These things will create problems of eye strain.
Virtual reality use will increase over the years, and maybe You and I will use it in the coming months or years. But, how to reduce eye strain in VR?
For reducing eye strain, you need to adjust the VR headset properly. If you set it a little bit above the eyes, it will require focus, and it can create problems for you.
You need to adjust the headset where you feel comfortable because some face sizes are large, and some face sizes are small. It may happen that the headset does not fit according to the given instruction.
Wear it according to you. Breaks are essential when you are consuming VR content. This content is in 3D, and we spend hours without caring if anything.
That can cause eye burning. Always go into a new environment to give rest and comfort to the eyes. Scenes like sunrise, greenery, and sunset can comfort the eyes. You should do these tasks regularly. Many companies are making special lenses that reduce this issue for you. You can try these lenses to enjoy virtual content better.
Let’s discuss the things in detail.
How to reduce eye strain in VR?
Most programmers adjust their screen color (bright & dark) according to day & night. But the problem in VR is we do not have features to change the virtual environment color, and we do not have the option to adjust ourselves what we are seeing inside VR headsets.
With time the lenses present in VR headsets will improve, and they can reduce eye strain. But, according to the current situation, we should take measures to prevent this issue.
We cannot wait for the time when companies will update their VR headsets and VR content to provide people better view of things. We have to check what VR is. So, above mention points can solve our problem.
If you want to prevent yourself from eye strain, never wear these VR headsets for more than 45 minutes or 1 hour. After that, your eyes will need rest.
You can increase the time when you will analyze that your stamina is up, but that does not mean that you can spend as much time as you want.
VR technology can take you in-depth, and you will spend hours there. You need to follow the rest and exercise routine for your eyes.
You can use VR after breaks when an interval ends. Another way to reduce this strain is to use augmented reality technology or mixed reality to enjoy the content.
The problem is you can never get the content quality that VR will provide. VR is many steps forward compared to other realities.
In other immersive technologies, there is still extensive work to do. Now, you have to adjust yourself to VR technology, because there is no other option currently if you want to enjoy some 3D content.
Can VR cause blindness?
No, VR cannot cause blindness. Blindness means that the person is unable to see anything. Using VR can impact our eyesight, but cannot lead us to permanent damage.
We use mobile phones and computers daily. Their continuous use can affect our eyesight, but you will never see a person who is out of sense because of using mobile phones.
You may need glasses after continuously looking at bright screens. Wearing eyesight glasses will be the last step for many people. Mobile phone users never go for expensive surgeries.
The same thing happens in VR technology. Yes, when we consume VR content, it is very close to our eyes. Their effect can be a little more than mobile phones or computers, but not as more that it can cause permanent damage.
When social media applications were released, people shifted to these applications that give us long-term benefits, and disadvantages. VR benefits and disadvantages are also long-term.
I hope that you are getting the point. If you have any questions related to it, comment below.